Brighton and Hove Albion to sell White to Arsenal for £50m

Posted On 17 Jul 2021 at 12:40 pm

Arsenal will pay Brighton and Hove Albion £50 million for England defender Ben White, according to the BBC.

Ben White

The broadcaster said that Arsenal hade agreed a deal in principle for the transfer.

White’s reputation has grown and the player was a member of England manager Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad.

The BBC said: “It completes a meteoric rise for the 23-year-old, who was released by Southampton as a youngster before being signed by Brighton.

“He went on a number of loans from the Seagulls, including to Leeds’ Championship title-winning side in 2019-20.

“White’s performances for Leeds attracted the attention of many leading clubs and prompted Brighton to secure him on a new four-year contract last summer.

“That deal put the Seagulls in a strong negotiating position this summer and it is understood they rejected two bids from the Gunners before agreement was finally reached amid interest from other Premier League clubs.

“White is on holiday so the transfer, including his medical, will not be completed until he returns.

“The transfer comes as Arsenal part ways with Brazil defender David Luiz after his contract expired.”

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