Brighton fans react as club applaud Leeds loanee Ben White on official account
Ben White is earning rave reviews for his performances in a Leeds United shirt while on loan from Brighton and the Premier League club raved over a stat that sees him top England’s four tiers – and Brighton fans have urged him to return.
White, 22, has played every minute of Leeds’ Championship campaign so far – helping Leeds win nine of their 16 league games. He has been instrumental in Leeds keeping eight clean sheets, and conceding just nine goals.
According to a report from Leeds Live (15:02) earlier this month, White has reached a certain number of appearances which will now prevent Premier League side Brighton from recalling him in the January transfer window.
Brighton have raved over White on their official Twitter account, applauding a stat that sees White sit above any other defender in England’s top-four divisions – with 46 interceptions in the colours of Leeds.
🔝 Most interceptions in the top four tiers of English football so far this season?
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) November 20, 2019
Leeds fans were concerned in the summer after selling Pontus Jansson to Brentford and bringing White in on a season-long loan. Whites supporters wanted another new centre-back – but White has since helped Leeds fans forget about Jansson.
Brighton fans responded to their club’s Tweet about the on-fire defender, and many have raved over the young star. Some Seagulls supporters have even suggested he should return to The Amex.
Let’s get him back
— Trevor Bowles (@tgbowles) November 20, 2019
Damn you Ben White making me follow Leeds results every week. #bhafc
— Mark Luan Collins (@zoton78) November 20, 2019