Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills believes that Ben White will be attracting the interest of plenty of clubs following his excellent start to the 2019/20 campaign.
The centre-back is on loan at Elland Road from Premier League outfit Brighton & Hove Albion, but Mills thinks that his impressive start to the current season means that he will be being monitored by many.
However, he also thinks that it is too early to get carried away about the player, and insists that he needs to impress over a longer period of time before interest turns into an offer.
Speaking to Football Insider about White, Mills said: “He’s done very, very well. It only takes three games and people start watching you. I think he needs to have a full season first. We’re 10 games in and he’s played very, very well in that period.
“Of course he’s going to be on people’s radar and why shouldn’t he be, but being on the radar and them putting a bid in are completely different. There’s a lot of teams, I’m sure, that will be watching him because he’s done very, very well.
“I’m sure as a player it’s always flattering that other people are watching but you’ve got to prove that.”
There is no doubt that it has been an excellent start to the season for White. This is the first time he has ever played at Championship level, but he looks to have taken to it like a duck to water.
He has already helped the West Yorkshire side keep six clean sheets this term, and been a key reason why Marcelo Bielsa’s side have the best defensive record in the Championship so far with just seven goals conceded.
The stats behind his performances are extremely impressive. So far he is averaging 2.4 tackles, 3.3 interceptions and 3.6 clearances per game, with his average rating for the season sitting at 7.33 (via WhoScored).
Looking at those numbers it is definitely easy to believe that clubs will be looking at White, particularly as he is just 22-years-old and his best years are still ahead of him.
However, he is still yet to play a single game in the Premier League and it seems more realistic that before any transfer happens he will need to finish the season strongly with Leeds and then break into the Brighton starting line-up, should they stay up, and get some top flight experience under his belt.
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