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Report: Arsenal could pay another £20m on top of initial £50m fee, with clause included in White deal

The Express claims – as per the Star – that Arsenal are set to complete a deal to sign Brighton defender Ben White for £50m. But the Gunners might end up paying a lot more than that to get the England star in the coming weeks and months. That is because of a pricy £20m clause in the deal.

White, 23, has enjoyed a brilliant couple of seasons. Firstly, starring on loan at Leeds – he played every minute of their 49 games in 2019-20. Leeds and White gained promotion. Then, at Brighton, he caught the eye in the Premier League enough to book his place in England’s Euro 2020 side.

Now, a move to Arsenal is on the cards. White is believed to have undergone the second part of his medical on Thursday. The Star claim he could cost Arsenal a whole lot more than just £50m. A sell-on clause included could see Arsenal have to pay another £20m for White.

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Are Arsenal overpaying to get White – with £20m clause included?

Of course, the potential sell-on clause is subjective to how much Arsenal receive for the future sale of White – if of course they do sell him. But going off the current figure Arsenal are paying, £20million is seemingly the fee. The question is, are Arsenal paying Brighton too much for White?

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Manchester United are paying less to get Raphael Varane, as many fans have pointed out on social media over the last few days. So, with £50million already on the table, surely Arsenal are paying far too much to have to include a sell-on clause in the deal? White really needs to play very well.

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