Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham “among clubs interested in Brighton center-back Ben White … after Leeds United failed to sign 23-year-old for £ 25m in the summer”
- Ben White signed a new four-year deal in Brighton after Leeds showed interest
- The center-back was on loan at Leeds last season when he won promotion
- But white is now an integral part of the Brighton defense this season
- Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are monitoring White’s progress
Manchester United is one of a variety of Premier League clubs monitoring the progress of highly rated Brighton center-back Ben White.
The 23-year-old has started all 10 Premier League games for the Seagulls this season and has formed a solid defense partnership with Lewis Dunk and Adam Webster on the south coast.
However, United, which has a multitude of defenders on their books, are interested in white, as are rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Sky Sportsalthough both clubs also have a number of center-backs in their first-team squads.
Ben White signed a four-year deal with Brighton and has played every league game this season
The 23-year-old is watched over by a number of top Premier League clubs, including Man Utd
The report describes that White is the fourth best center-back in the Premier League after Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma and Thiago Silva and Arsenal’s Gabriel, according to digital scouting service Wyscout.
White was on loan at Leeds United last season and played in every single championship game as he helped Marco Bielsa’s side move up to the top division.
Leeds tried to sign the center-back on a permanent basis over the past season due to his reliability but an offer of the order of £ 25m was turned down and he signed a new four-year deal at the Amex Stadium.
Prior to his season at Elland Road, White was in Newport County second division and Peterborough United first division loan and worked his way up the EFL ladder before solidifying a place in Brighton from XI.
White (center) was part of the Leeds team that won promotion to the top division last season
White is the fourth best central defender after Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma (picture)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaers United allegedly dealt with center-backs over the summer but are still well placed with players like Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo.
Similarly, after taking over Silva through a free transfer from PSG, Chelsea have strong strength but are keeping an eye on White’s progress.
Tottenham bought Joe Rodon in the final week of the Swansea transfer window and made his full debut in the goalless draw against Chelsea this weekend.
With Toby Alderweireld grappling with an injury, Jose Mourinho continues to oversee defensive options with less than a month until the January transfer window opens.