Brighton and Hove Albion have been in something of a rut recently. The Seagulls started the season well. Such form saw manager Graham Potter handed a two-year contract extension after just six months at the club in November.
Brighton have won just twice since. It is a run of two wins in 15 Premier League games which has seen them fail to pull away from the relegation places. Brighton currently sit just three points clear of West Ham United and Watford in the bottom three.
Leeds United fans can sympathise somewhat, having recently got the better of their own disappointing dip in form.
However, Elland Road fans might be hopeful that Brighton’s form continues to dip. If the Seagulls are relegated, Leeds might have a better chance of signing their star loanee Ben White.
The 22-year-old has been in sensational form this season and Leeds will no doubt want him to stay in West Yorkshire. Brighton have previously made it clear that White is seen as a prospect for the future at the Amex.
However, should Leeds and Brighton swap places, White could easily be seen as a good way to make some money for the newly-relegated side. As reported by The Sun, Brighton value White in the £25 million region. Right now, that is beyond Leeds capabilities. However, promotion could see Leeds get closer to that valuation.
The only problem then for Leeds would be rival interest, with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham all said to be tracking White (as reported by Sky Sports).
But given his form at Leeds and how much he is clearly enjoying life at Elland Road, there is no doubt a permanent switch of clubs could be on the cards if parent and loan side swap leagues.