Report: Arsenal to rival Dortmund and Premier League rivals for Ben White
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Report: Arsenal to rival Dortmund and Premier League rivals for Ben White

Borussia Dortmund have joined Arsenal, Manchester United and PSG in the race to sign highly-rated Brighton defender Ben White, according to The Sun.

The centre-back is valued at £35 million and caught the eye during the 2019/20 campaign when he spent the season on loan at Leeds United.

His form earned him a shot at the Premier League with parent club Brighton and he’s taken to the top-flight with absolute aplomb.

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Dortmund hit the jackpot with the signing of Jude Bellingham last summer and they’ll fancy doing the same by adding White to their ranks.

Homegrown interest comes from United and Arsenal, with the Gunners likely to be extremely keen given the fact they’re unlikely to be in European football.

White has made 34 appearances this season and looks set to be the subject of vast summer interest from the continent.

At 23, the player has showcased the ability to play at centre-back or as a holding midfielder, further enhancing his credentials as a solid signing.

Brighton could be powerless when it comes to keeping their prized asset and they’ll hope to get the best fee they can during the transfer window.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp raved about the player during September. He told the Argus: “He is going to go right to the top.

“He is so comfortable on the ball, you can see why Leeds wanted to keep him.

“That young man is destined for an amazing future, he’s comfortable on the ball, brilliant defensively and I love him.”

TBR View: Arsenal should act quickly to land White

Arsenal will have to cut their cloth accordingly in the summer, with the club seemingly unlikely to qualify for Europe.

If they could sneak in ahead of Dortmund and PSG it would represent a real coup.

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He’s a player who at 23 could still improve and the fact he can play in a number of positions would make him ideal for Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal have to act and quickly.

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