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Exclusive: Brian Deane cannot see a Ben White Leeds United return

Exclusive: Brian Deane cannot see a Ben White Leeds United return - Leeds United News

Former Leeds United striker Brian Deane has told The Transfer Tavern in an exclusive interview that he would be surprised if Ben White made a return to Elland Road.

White, who spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Leeds, is currently being linked with a move away from Brighton.

According to The Sun, Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma, Manchester United and Arsenal are all interested in signing the 23-year-old defender this summer in a potential £45m deal.

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White is a player who is hugely admired by Marcelo Bielsa, who tried to bring him back to Elland Road in the last summer transfer window, but Deane cannot see a reunion happening anytime soon.

When asked by TT whether he could see Leeds trying to sign White again, the retired Premier League forward said:

I’d be very surprised if they sold to a club Brighton would consider to be their rivals. Ben White has got a lot of people who admire him; I think he’d like to come back to Leeds.

“He did very well here. It’s an interesting one, but I’m not sure if I see that happening.”

Given that season White had at Leeds, where the centre-back played in all 46 Championship fixtures, he would probably be welcomed back to Elland Road.

That being said, the Whites currently have two internationals in central defence in Diego Llorente and Robin Koch, so that area of the pitch may not be a priority for Bielsa this summer.


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