Many Leeds United fans have reacted to a claim by pundit Beren Cross that the club already have a replacement for Ben White if the centre-back does not stay on at Elland Road.
Joining the Yorkshire club on a one-year loan deal from Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion last summer, White has been one of the most in-form and consistent players for Marcelo Bielsa’s side – as per WhoScored, he was won the second-most aerial duels at Leeds with 2.8 per game and made the most interceptions with 2.3 per game.
Such good performances have gained the youngster a sterling reputation, gaining interest from the likes of Liverpool, who are said to be keen on making a summer bid. Set to return to his parent club when the Championship season comes to an end, The Whites are still hopeful that a second loan spell or permanent move could be made.
Whilst White’s future is unknown, Cross has looked at a potential replacement in Gaetano Berardi, who has found playing time hard to come by this term. The Swiss 31-year-old will see his contract expire this summer, but Cross has called on the club to offer him a new deal to provide cover if White leaves the club.
Reacting to Cross’s tweet which shared his thoughts on Berardi replacing White, these Leeds fans gave their opinions…
— Beren Cross (@BerenCross) May 4, 2020
Comparing Berardi and White whatever next 😀
— CM (@ChrisMoulds01) May 4, 2020
He’s worth another year is Berra can’t fault his effort and commitment
— James Lowe (@jameslowe18) May 4, 2020
Always dependable. Look at how he ha splayed when we need him. And he can play anywhere across the back four. Deserves another year
— Dom (@dommer14) May 4, 2020
Totally agree, and I’d sign him up again anyway. Vast improvement from him, and as Pontus even said ; “I looked up to him, he always had my back…..”.
— J Che Hall (@jonhall8336) May 4, 2020
I thought he was looking to go back to Italy?
— Liam Fernandez (@liam69ers) May 4, 2020
Wow really ?! Not in the same class tbf
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) May 4, 2020
Bet he has already got a Club lined up and could have done so as early as January
— Nige (@hectorswhites) May 4, 2020
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