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Report suggests Leeds talks with Brighton over Ben White likely

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Report suggests Leeds talks with Brighton over Ben White likely

Leeds United are likely to hold further talks with Brighton and Hove Albion over a potential move for Ben White, according to a report from The Telegraph.

Keeping White on a permanent basis will surely be a priority for many Leeds fans this summer. He was outstanding during his loan spell at Elland Road this past season.

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It did appear that Leeds however, were fighting a losing battle trying to bring White back. Graham Potter recently claimed, in comments reported by the Daily Mail, that he planned to include the youngster in his plans for next season.

But it seems that there may yet be hope for the Championship winners.

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The Telegraph reports that Leeds have held talks with Brighton over White. And while no agreement has been reached, it has been suggested that further discussions are likely before the transfer deadline.

The Telegraph notes that the Seagulls value White at £30 million. So it will be interesting to see if Leeds do indeed make a bid.

 

TBR View: Bringing White back would be huge boost for Leeds

Few could have imagined quite how good White would prove to be under Marcelo Bielsa. He had big shoes to fill having come in shortly before Pontus Jansson was sold.

But he was excellent and it would be a huge boost for Leeds to bring him back for next season.

They will take some encouragement from how many centre-backs Potter has within his squad.

And if further talks do take place, perhaps there is still a chance that White could be back in Bielsa’s ranks next term.

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