Some Leeds United fans have been full of praise for 22-year-old centre-back Ben White on social media lately, with one Whites supporter referring to the defender as an “England CB in the making”.
Championship-focused Twitter account @TheSecondTier recently posted a tweet asking their followers to name the Championship’s “best player aged 22 or under”. Many Leeds fans subsequently flocked to this tweet to share praise for their on-loan centre-back White.
White, who joined Leeds on loan from Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion on the first of July 2019, has featured in all 37 of the current Championship leaders’ fixtures thus far during the 2019/20 campaign.
In addition to that, the 22-year-old centre-back has played a higher number of minutes for the Whites in all competitions this season than any other Leeds player, accumulating a total of 3,554 minutes of game time this term, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.
This may show that White has played a significant role for Leeds United this season. Furthermore, the defender has earned an average overall rating of 7.05 this term from his 37 Championship appearances according to WhoScored.com, making him the club’s fifth-highest rated player this season.
His high number of minutes played this season, in addition to his impressive average overall rating, may indicate that White has played a significant role for the current Championship leaders this season. As a result, it may not come as a huge surprise that many Leeds fans have been declaring him one of the Championship’s best players “aged 22 or under”, in response to @TheSecondTier’s recent tweet.
Read the recent posts from some Leeds supporters praising White in the tweets below.
In our episode today, we’ll be making a team of the best youngsters in the Championship!
Who would you say is the best player aged 22 or under?
— Second Tier Podcast (@TheSecondTier) April 5, 2020
I pick Ben White
— Joe. (@Sub2Stormy) April 5, 2020
Ben White looking like an England CB in the making. pic.twitter.com/dnjU4ND3JN
— Conor McCrory (@conormccrory) April 5, 2020
Bellingham, Ben white, mbeumo, Eze, cash
— stylelufc (@StyleLufc) April 5, 2020
Ben white or shacks
— curtis lockwood (@curtis_lockwood) April 6, 2020
Ben White 🧨
— Steve Greenwood (@SM_Greenwood) April 5, 2020
Literally only one answer. Ben White. Better than Eze, prove me wrong
— ed (@_ed19) April 5, 2020
— Maisie Waddington (@MaisieWaddy) April 5, 2020
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