Fans to welcome England International? as £40 million man ‘wants to join Arsenal’ this summer
Fresh reports have claimed that Brighton defender Ben White wants to join Arsenal this transfer window.
The Brighton defender, 23, enjoyed a fine debut Premier League season this term, and he was rewarded for his form by replacing the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold in England’s final 26-man squad for Euro 2020.
Brighton are unsurprisingly desperate to keep hold of the Three Lions star beyond this summer, but it has led to alot of speculation that Arsenal are very much interested in trying to get a transfer deal done.
Mikel Arteta has just lost David Luiz after he failed to agree a new contract at the Emirates, meaning that the Spaniard will need to delve into that transfer kitty and add a new defender to that back-line.
Recent reports have claimed that Arsenal are now ready to meet the £50 million asking price that has been placed on the head of White to get a transfer deal wrapped up.
Now, according to the Daily Mail, White appears to be among the Gunners’ top targets for the summer transfer window and he is very much interested in making that move to the Emirates.
The Seagulls are going to demand around £50m to let the England international go, but the defender could look to force a move away from the Amex Stadium.
White is certainly a player that has proven himself in the Premier League and is now ready to make that step up and join one of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.
Arsenal would be the idea move for the player, as they lack quality at the back. But if the reports are true and Brighton will not let him leave the club for less than £50 million, he may be out the price range of the Gunners.
But if the Gunners are ready to pay that kind of money to get a deal done, he would be a brilliant signing for the club