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Leicester City: Club face competition for Leeds United’s Ben White

Leicester City: Club face competition for Leeds United’s Ben White - Leicester

Leicester City face stiff competition Wolves, Liverpool and Manchester United for the signing of Brighton defender Ben White.

The centre-half is currently on loan at Leeds from the club on the south coast and has been making a name for himself in Yorkshire as Marcelo Bielsa’s side boast one of the best defences in the league.

According to the Athletic (via Inside Futbool), the Foxes are in amongst a number of clubs who will go after the defender in the summer after he returns to the Seagulls.

With the Whites flying high in the Championship, much of the thanks needs to go to the centre back pairing of Ben White and Liam Cooper. With the loss of Pontus Jansson in the summer, it wasn’t going to be easy to replace the Swede, yet the youngster has done it seamlessly.

So far this season, they have conceded just 10 goals from 18 games, helping them currently sit second in the league – five points above Fulham who are in third.

With White receiving many plaudits, his statistics seem to back him up too. He hasn’t missed a minute of this campaign so far this season and only one player has a higher average rating than him (7.25), according to WhoScored, and that’s Kalvin Phillips (7.41).

He has made an average of 2.7 interceptions per match as well as 3.5 clearances per match – the best in the whole of his team.

With Jonny Evans now approaching 32, a long term successor could be needed at the King Power, even if he is having a terrific season.

The numbers are short in defence, and even though Evans and Caglar Soyuncu haven’t missed a moment of this campaign, there could be panic amongst the side if one was to get injured with only an ageing Wes Morgan on the bench and a rather inexperienced Filip Benkovic.

White could help add valuable depth to that squad and also learn from Evans with a view to potentially being his successor.

Would you take Ben White at the King Power? Join the discussion by commenting below… 


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