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Leeds United: Fans react as Phil Hay picks Ben White as Young Player of the Year – with a twist

Leeds United: Fans react as Phil Hay picks Ben White as Young Player of the Year – with a twist - Leeds United

Loads of Leeds United supporters have been discussing Ben White after The Athletic’s Phil Hay picked him as the Peacocks’ Young Player of the Year – with a shock twist. 

The sports reporter announced he has chosen the youngster for the award on Twitter, but dropped a bombshell by revealing that the board aren’t optimistic about their chances of holding on to the Brighton loanee in the upcoming transfer window.

White has caught the attention of multiple suitors, including the likes of Premier League leaders Liverpool, after a stellar spell under Marcelo Bielsa.

Ever since arriving at Elland Road from the South Coast on a short-term contract, the 22-year-old has impressed at the back for Bielsa’s Whites in the Championship, making 37 appearances, registering 1.7 tackles per game, averaging at least 2.3 interceptions, and completing 3 clearances on average in the English second division (WhoScored).

Unsurprisingly, the journalist’s choice prompted plenty of replies from Leeds fans. Whilst some lauded White’s performances, others were dismayed by Hay’s revelation that the club have little hope of keeping him next season. One fan admitted supporters are “deluded” if they think the centre-back will stay in the summer, with another adding the writer has “ruined my day.”

Scroll through some of the mixed reactions we could find online…

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