It has finally happened. One of the biggest transfer stories of the summer has finally seen Ben White sign on the dotted line at Arsenal. Completing a move that is expected to cost the Gunners around £50million, Brighton have decided to cash in. Leeds fans have responded to White’s move on Twitter.
White, 23, of course, remains a favourite at Elland Road. Playing every single minute of our 2019-20 campaign – White was crucial in Leeds ending 17 years outside of the Premier League. Sky Sports say three bids, the biggest totaling at £25million, were rejected by Brighton last summer.
Now, White has eventually moved for double the figure Leeds were looking at paying. Becoming one of Arsenal’s most-expensive transfers, White will wear the number four shirt at The Emirates – replacing the loss of David Luiz. Now, an England international, it has been a brilliant 12 months.
What are Leeds fans saying, as Arsenal sign White?
Many are delighted for White. The likes of Luke Ayling, Adam Forshaw and Patrick Bamford have all claimed that White can go far – and this move is proof. While a move to Arsenal completely ends the chances of a return to Leeds – at least for the next few years – Leeds fans are happy for White.