'Congrats Arsenal', 'ridiculous': Leeds fans react to transfer announcement
Leeds United fans have reacted to the news that Elland Road cult hero Ben White has joined Arsenal following weeks of speculation.
The Gunners signed the former Whites loanee from Brighton on a five-year contract with the option of a sixth year.
Arsenal have reportedly paid £50million to sign the England international.
White has gone from a talented defensive prospect at a modest club to one of English football’s best young centre-backs in just two years.
And Leeds United were the ones who gave him his big break, signing him on loan in 2019.
Pontus Jansson had left the Whites and White’s arrival was a gamble given he hadn’t played in England’s top two leagues.
But he proved an absolute revelation, featuring in every one of Leeds’ Championship games en route to the title.
Indeed, the Whites were eager to buy White, but he ended up penning a new contract at Brighton.
One season, 36 Premier League appearances, two England caps and a major tournament later, White is at a new club.
Here is what some Leeds fans have been saying about White’s move to Arsenal:
Why Arsenal though? Waste— Kev (@Coolvibescouk) July 30, 2021
What’s sad is that Bielsa did all the work with him. Nevertheless,, good luck to hom— Dafydd Shon (@Daf93456126Shon) July 30, 2021
Going to be the best CB next season out of varane and kounde for sure. Ben white is a brilliant signing imo.— Ashli 🇮🇨 (@Ashli_LUFC) July 30, 2021
£50m Ben White. Destined for the very top. An absolute Rolls-Royce on loan at #LUFC in 19/20, ever-present and could count his errors on one hand. Adapted well to life in the Premier League and gets a big move. https://t.co/EmWpeTHaZL— Alfie Burns (@BurnsAlfie) July 30, 2021
Listen I love Ben White but sorry 50 mill is ridiculous https://t.co/k5k8PsIUs0— MUPPET FROM LEEDS (@gazLUFC4) July 30, 2021
Tbf Ben white is exactly what arsenal need a young centre half who can pass a ball— Ben (@Benscruton89) July 30, 2021
Ben White will always have a place in #lufc history and rightly so. But Diego Llorente…. 👌— Neil Royce (@royceylufc) July 30, 2021
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