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'Orta is the master': Some Leeds fans react to transfer news coming from Arsenal

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Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to react after The Athletic revealed that Arsenal had agreed a £50m fee with Brighton for Ben White.

What’s the story?

Well, the Gunners have finally come to an agreement with the Seagulls over a deal for White, who spent the 2019/20 campaign on loan at Leeds.

Victor Orta submitted a £25m bid the following summer in an attempt to sign the 23-year-old permanently.

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However, Brighton rejected all offers, and allowed White to make 36 starts in his debut season in the Premier League.

Now, it looks like he’s earned himself a move to the Emirates Stadium.

Should the £50m deal go through, White will find himself among the most expensive defenders in history, up there with Virgil van Dijk.

Victor Orta has reacted superbly

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After seeing the aforementioned £25m bid rejected, Orta reacted superbly in the market.

As one fan below pointed out, Orta went on to sign Robin Koch and Diego Llorente, as well as Raphinha, for less than White’s £50m price tag.

Koch cost £13m, Llorente was £18m, and Raphinha was £17m.

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Yes, it would’ve been incredible to have White back at Elland Road, after that quite mesmerising loan stint.

However, you can’t say Orta hasn’t done well to find alternatives.

Let’s see how the Leeds fans on Twitter reacted to the news about White heading to Arsenal…

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