Brighton defender Ben White has reportedly revealed to his England colleagues on the European Championship that he’ll play for Arsenal next season.
The Gunners have been linked with swoop for the 23-year-old all summer season. It was steered earlier this week that private phrases have been sorted out. All that’s left is for the golf equipment to agree a worth and that ought to occur sooner relatively than later.
The centre-back’s inventory rose significantly throughout final season when he shone on the again for the Seagulls. It was a troublesome marketing campaign for Graham Potter’s males and so they had been underneath strain for many of 2020-2021.
But White stood agency on the coronary heart of the rearguard because the Amex Stadium outfit completed in sixteenth spot within the standings. Unsurprisingly, just a few golf equipment took observe, with the north London giants probably the most outstanding.
But there was additionally curiosity for Everton. However, in accordance to journalist Pete O’Rourke, the Poole-born stopper is raring to transfer to the Emirates.
Speaking on The Football Terrace, he stated, “Ben White actually desires this transfer although there was a little bit of late curiosity from Everton.
“The defender has his coronary heart set on a transfer to the Emirates, I feel he desires to keep down south predominantly as nicely in order that places Arsenal in an actual good place to finalise this transfer.”
White excited by Arsenal transfer
The former Southampton youth star has performed only one season within the Premier League. He excelled whereas on mortgage with Leeds United in 2019-2020 and helped the Whites obtain promotion to the highest flight.
The teenager has additionally loved mortgage stints with Newport County and Peterborough United. But he slipped seamlessly into the position of a Premier League defender final time period.
England got here calling as he featured within the two Euro 2020 warm-up video games towards Austria and Romania. He was lower from the squad however referred to as up as a alternative for the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold.
He has but to kick a ball for the Three Lions en route to the ultimate however has been vocal about his profession transfer.
“He’s been telling a few of his England teammates that the deal is just about finished,” O’Rourke added. “He expects to be an Arsenal participant firstly of next season.”
Mikel Arteta is in search of a brand new defender to accomplice both Gabriel or Rob Holding. Arsenal will want to dig deep as a payment in extra of £50m has been mooted.
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