Arsenal ‘look forward to Brighton centre-back Ben White as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his defence’… but Gunners face competition from Liverpool and Manchester United for the £50m England man
- Arsenal aiming for a transfer for Brighton defender Ben White this summer
- Mikel Arteta wants to strengthen his defense in the transfer market
- The Gunners face competition from Manchester United and Liverpool
- The Seagulls have also put a £50m price tag on the 23-year-old
Arsenal are reportedly aiming for a summer move for Brighton and England defender Ben White, while Mikel Arteta is desperate to bolster his backline.
The centre-back had an impressive debut season in the Premier League and thanks to his efforts, he was called up to England’s 26-man squad for the European Championship after Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury.
And according to The mirrorArteta has become a great admirer of the defender and will make a move for him after the European Championship.
Arsenal are reportedly seeking a move for Brighton defender Ben White this summer
Mikel Arteat is an admirer of the centre-back and wants to strengthen his defence
As revealed by Sports post, Brighton will try to fend off any interest in White by put a £50 million price tag at the 23-year-old.
The Gunners are looking to refresh their defense with David Luiz leaving the club on a free transfer, while Hector Bellerin could also leave this summer.
However, they face competition from Liverpool and Manchester United.
The Seagulls rejected a £25million offer from Leeds last summer, but a bid in the region of £50million could be too good to turn down.
In a recent interview, Brighton chief executive Paul Barber admitted: “We know some of our best players won’t be with us forever and if the right offer comes along and they want to leave, then they can go.”
White’s form for the Seagulls saw him work his way into England’s 26-man squad for the European Championship
White appeared in all competitions for Graham Potter’s side in 39 appearances last season, helping them to keep 12 clean sheets in the Premier League.
His form saw him called up to Gareth Southgate’s 33-man European Championship squad before the Three Lions boss confirmed he would replace the injured Alexander-Arnold in his last 26-man match on Monday.
The centre-back has been impressive in England’s warm-up matches against Austria and Romania, and could force his way back to basics if Harry Maguire is not fit for the Euro opener against Croatia.
White faces competition from Conor Coady and Tyrone Mings to merge John Stones into a back-four or back-five.