With the summer transfer window now in full-swing, Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa is working hard to sign the players that can allow the Whites to make the next step and achieve automatic promotion next season.
Bielsa intends to take full advantage of the loan-market, with Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White a potential target according to the YEP.
But would White be able to garner adequate game-time at Elland Road, if he made a loan move this summer?
“With Jansson and Cooper in the back-line he probably won’t get a look-in.
“Those two have been solid for Leeds in recent years and it would take a big-name to displace either of them, White is untested at this level so will have to prove himself first.
“The only way he could start is if Bielsa opts for a three-at-the-back system, which he has used at times and Leeds do have the players for, so that could be an option.”
“A lot will depend on the future of Pontus Jansson this summer I’d imagine.
“If Jansson is still around then I’d expect him to be partnering Liam Cooper at centre-back next season, especially after how the pair performed last year in the Championship.
“Having said that, it is a long season and White would get a chance, as injuries to impact a squad over a 46-game season.
“You’d be shocked if Cooper and Jansson both avoided injury and suspension all season.”
“No, I can’t see it.
“Then again, Bielsa shocked many of us last season with his team selection.
“It’s hard to second guess the Argentinian, he makes some surprising choices.
“Who could have seen Mateusz Klich as a key player 12 months ago?”
“As a Peterborough fan, I saw White play on several occasions last season and I think he could be a good signing for Leeds on loan.
“He’s definitely got potential and would be a great option for Marcelo Bielsa to have in his squad, but whether he would start every week is a different matter.
“I can’t see him starting every week ahead of either Cooper or Jansson and I think he will be signed as competition for both of them, rather than as a replacement for either of them.”