Ben White is expected to have his loan deal with Leeds United from Brighton and Hove Albion extended until the end of July.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are sitting top of the Championship table and on the verge of a return to the Premier League.
Having failed to gain promotion last term via the play-offs, losing to Derby County in the semi-final, Leeds have bounced back in superb style, sitting in the automatic promotion places alongside West Bromwich Albion for the most part this term.
One of the key performers in Leeds’ side this term has been White, who is on loan from Brighton for one season.
Performing well throughout the current campaign, the young English defender would have been returning to the Premier League club this month if the 2019/2020 season had not been postponed.
With football at a standstill due to the pandemic, a green light given by the government and the English Football League for England’s second flight to return on June 20, has now been given, prompting question marks to be raised over White’s involvement for Leeds.
Leeds have ten games remaining in the Championship and a report has now been revealed by The Telegraph that claims a deal is set to be agreed to extend White’s deal until the end of July.
White has certainly been an excellent player this season for Leeds and you have to feel that he has firmly established himself as a key player for the club, but a permanent deal seems to be out of the question.
That will be disappointing for Leeds and Marcelo Bielsa, who will need to scour the transfer window to look for a new central defender.
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