Manchester United have been boosted in their Ben White transfer pursuit, with the 23-year-old open to the idea of joining The Red Devils. According to Dominic Booth of Manchester Evening News, Brighton & Hove Albion would be reluctant to sell one of their most prized assets, but could struggle to fend off the persistent interest.
Manchester United Handed A Boost in Ben White Transfer Pursuit
Central Defender Remains on United’s Priority List
United have reportedly been tracking the 23-year-old for a while, joining a whole host of Premier League clubs keen. His performances at Leeds United in the Championship last season, raised awareness of White’s ability, whilst this campaign has proved his competence against opposition of the highest quality.
Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire have both demonstrated that they are capable of stepping up when need be this season, but have drawn criticism from their performances together. Subsequently, United have been linked with a number of Europe’s brightest centre-backs.
Villareal’s Pau Torres and Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane have been two of the more popular options amongst United’s fan base, with Dayot Upamecano also sparking excitement before his move to Bayern Munich was confirmed in February.
Ben White Transfer Would Not Come Cheap
Finances continue to complicate the world of football during this pandemic and it remains unclear whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side will be impacted by that.
Manchester Evening News expect Brighton to demand a fee in the excess of £35 million. However, recent central defensive purchases have proved invaluable to a number of Premier League teams and their individual pursuits.
White has made 31 appearances for Graham Potter’s side this year, and constantly shows a mature side to his game that is not typically associated with 23-year-olds. Brighton’s front-foot attacking football philosophy has enabled White to progress into the technically gifted player he is today – an attribute that would bode well for Solskjaer’s side.