The Telegraph have claimed that Leeds United are set to agree a move to extend Ben White’s loan from Brighton for another two months, until the end of the 2019-20 campaign – as the Championship is due to restart on June 20.
Leeds currently sit at the top of the Championship table, a point above West Bromwich Albion but more importantly – seven ahead of third-placed Fulham. They are currently nine games away from ending a 16-year wait for Premier League football.
Like many other on-loan players, White is due to return to Brighton on July 1 when his season-long loan expires. But given the new restart date, White would only be around to play the first couple of games before returning to Brighton.
The 22-year-old has played every single minute of Championship football for Leeds under Marcelo Bielsa. But the Whites and Brighton are set to agree a deal that will see White extend his loan until the end of August.
TBR’s view – White agreement should secure Leeds promotion
Following the loss of Pontus Jansson, Leeds fans were left concerned about a lack of replacement – with only the unproven White being brought to the club as a replacement. But White has starred for Leeds, attracting Premier League interest.
Not only is keeping White until the end of the season a boost for promotion, but it is another two months in which Leeds can look to tempt White into a permanent stay. With promotion, it is certainly a possibility.