Former Leeds United man David Norris insists that the club will not be looking back regretfully over their failure to sign Ben White from Brighton & Hove Albion last summer.
White spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Elland Road as the club won promotion back to the Premier League, making 46 appearances in the Championship.
Leeds then made a major attempt to bring him into the club, making a total of three bids for the player.
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Their last offer totalled £25m, per Sky Sports News, but he remained with Brighton and made 36 appearances last season, even forcing his way into Gareth Southgate’s England squad, for whom he has won two caps.
It was Arsenal, though, who eventually secured White’s signature with a £50m deal last month.
But Norris does not think Leeds will hold too many regrets over their inability to get a deal over the line.
Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, he said: “I think when it’s situations like that, I don’t think it’s too much massive disappointment.
“I think it’s like, we went as far as we could with it, we went in three times, that’s it, we move on. And then you don’t really look back so much even if the player kicks on. At that moment in time, that wasn’t the right move at the right price.”
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