With only a few weeks left for the January transfer window opening, Manchester United consistently reported making an approach for signing Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White.
After starring as a potential centre-back player for Leeds United last season, White has established himself a unique identity, of a regular starter at the Amex Stadium attracting other Premier League clubs.
Manchester United have recognized the 23-year-old defender as one of the potential centre-back signings in the upcoming windows.
Manchester United to view Ben White as a clincher against the criticisms
Centre-backs Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have both come in for criticism at points this season, with the former, skipper’s leadership abilities being questioned.
This would provide an answer for the criticisms that arrived this season on the Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regarding their club’s series of below-par showings in the defensive department.
According to recent reports released by Manchester Evening News, the club has identified the flexible and versatile Englishman as one of their first priority defensive targets.
The report also suggested that White featured along with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane in the Transfer Window player shortlist.
White has impressed for the Seagulls in his first season in the top-flight after helping Leeds United to Championship promotion last season. Liverpool has also joined hands to compete for White to restore their injury crisis. Altogether, Manchester United is under unutterable pressure for rapid signing the youngster.
Liverpool lost both of their first choice centre-back pairing Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk to injuries. Signing new central defender is high priority for the Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.
Manager Potter to listen the offers for the Ben White?
In a recent press conference, the Brighton manager Graham Potter has mentioned his gratitude and praised the player’s commitment:
I have no worries about Ben getting his head turned at all,” “He is a level-headed guy that wants to play football.
“Of course he wants to play football at the highest level, just like you want all your players to have those ambitions.
But he gets his head down and gets on with his work and he was totally professional in summer, despite the noise from outside which you can’t control.
“He knows that. He is a smart guy and we will just carry on getting on with our work and try to help him enjoy his football, which is the most important thing.– Graham Potter on Ben White
But, Brighton will be hoping to keep White for at least the remaining of this season, although they are willing to sell him for the next summer. Brighton will demand around £30m if any of the clubs express an interest in one of the next forthcoming transfer windows.
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