Danny Mills believes that Leeds United defender Ben White is a special talent and is convinced he will be playing Premier League football next season.
The 22-year-old is currently on a season-long loan at Elland Road from top-flight club Brighton and he’s a big reason behind Leeds sitting top of the Championship table as it stands.
He’s an imposing centre-back that has been an ever-present in Marcelo Bielsa’s side, while also showing his versatility on a few occasions by slotting in as an emergency midfielder.
White has really caught the eye for his performances in the heart of defence, as he’s a colossus in the air and reads the game so well.
But the modern-day defender also has the capabilities to play out from the back and has an exceptional range of passing too.
Sky Sports pundit Mills picked a provisional squad for the delayed European Championships and picked the Leeds loanee in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
“White has been the best defender in the Championship this season, he is exceptional. He will be playing in the Premier League next season,” he told Sky Sports.
Mills also included White’s current Leeds teammate Kalvin Phillips as someone that may be drafted into the England squad by the time European Championships comes around in 2021.
“There isn’t a great deal of English holding midfield players around, and I feel Kalvin Phillips will be in the England squad after a year in the Premier League. I cannot see him not included in 2021,” he said.
White has looked a class above at times in the Championship this season and has got all the potential to make a successful step up to the Premier League when given the opportunity.
It seems a little far-fetched to talk about him or Phillips as England potentials for next season, but both have been shining lights in the Championship and Mason Mount is a great example as someone they could look to emulate.
Leeds need to ensure they get over the line for promotion when the division resumes, but it’s currently suspended due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.