Liverpool and Spurs could struggle to land Ben White this summer, amid the changing football climate, according to a report from Brighton and Hove Independent.
White has had an outstanding first season in the Premier League with the Seagulls. And despite the struggles for Graham Potter’s men down near the foot of the table, the former Leeds loanee has impressed.
The likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, and Spurs are said to be keen on the young defender. However, a £50m asking-price could well prove a bit of an issue for any onlooking clubs.
Further, the latest report from the B&H Independent claims that the changing landscape may help Brighton keep White. As it mentions, Liverpool have signed Kabak and Ben Davies, with Ibrahima Konate also said to be joining. Spurs have suffered a dip in form, while Manchester United are seemingly happy with Maguire and Lindelof.
It seems then, for now at least, that White may well stay put, unless a huge bid comes the way of the Seagulls or, in what would be a nightmare scenario, should they be relegated.
TBR View: Ben White a class act but £50m seems a huge price now
Given the pandemic and the curb on spending, splashing out £50m on a defender who is part of a struggling side seems a bit odd.
White is certainly a big talent but that sort of figure should be reserved for only the very best. Liverpool would probably have been the best destination for White, but the Reds seem well stocked now.
It’s going to be an interesting summer for White but unless that asking price comes down, he’ll be staying in Brighton.