Brighton defender, Ben White is a transfer target for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United heading into the summer according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The defender is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Seagulls, but they are seemingly keen for him to gain valuable experience away from the AMEX Stadium next season.
Leeds will have been confident of striking a deal with the Premier League side as well, as they could certainly benefit from having additional depth in their side as they target promotion from the Championship.
But Brighton’s transfer stance on White has been revealed in a recent report from The Argus, as they report that White will only be allowed to leave on loan if he is given regular first-team football by Leeds.
Marcelo Bielsa could be forced to start the youngster for the first game of next season, with Calciomercato recently reporting that Pontus Jansson is a transfer target for Benfica.
But with Liam Cooper unlikely to be replaced in the starting XI anytime soon, it will be interesting to see whether Leeds submit a loan offer for White before the season gets underway.
Leeds will be looking to pick themselves up after failing to book their spot in the play-off final after a surprise defeat to Derby County at Elland Road.
This isn’t surprising.
If you’re going to send a player out on loan, you expect them to be featuring on a regular basis for the club they join.
White is a player that has significant potential, and Brighton will be hoping that he can force his way into their first-team in the near future, so it makes sense for the Seagulls to want him to get further experience at Championship level.
I think Leeds would be the perfect move for him as well, as he could thrive under Bielsa’s guidance.