Leeds’ Ben White could be poached by a top club says Phil Hay

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Ben White has been no stranger to praise this season and the latest in a long line of people to talk him up was Phil Hay of the Athletic.

Speaking in his Q&A, he claimed the defender would have had scouts looking at him, suggesting he’s destined for bigger things in his career.

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What’s been said then?

The Athletic’s Leeds United correspondent was taking part in a Q&A session, and he was asked about Ben White’s future after there was reported interest from Liverpool.

“He’ll have had scouts all over him for a while – Leeds began watching him almost two years ago. Very often you look at speculation like Liverpool and roll your eyes but in his case, I could see it being genuine. Everything about his game looks genuinely exceptional and he’s a definite Premier League player in the making.”

Unlikely to stay at Leeds

Ben White has been one of Leeds’ best players this season.

There are no two ways about it, the centre-back has emerged as a real star in the Championship as pundits have continued to lavish praise upon him.

Indeed, Hay has previously named him as Leeds’ Player of the Season up until this point, while an ex-Leeds player claimed he’s just as good as Manchester City’s John Stones.

Of course, these types of performances will have caught the eyes of some big clubs and one of Leeds’ top journalists believes that he could be poached by a top club.

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Unfortunately, this update probably means that White won’t be staying at Leeds beyond this season though.

It won’t come as a surprise to many Leeds fans, but for someone as reputable as Hay to all-but confirm it will still sting.

White looks to be headed to the very top, and the journalist’s claim that he’s a Premier League player in the making is absolutely spot on.

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