Brighton defender Ben White is overpriced at £50m, former Leeds United midfielder David Norris has told Football FanCast.
Leeds have been credited with an interest in re-signing White, who spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Elland Road, with journalist Duncan Castles claiming last month that the Yorkshire club are one of many Premier League outfits keen on the player.
It is Arsenal, however, who look the closest to signing him. According to The Athletic, the Gunners are moving nearer to agreeing a deal that is expected to be around the £50m mark, which is similar to the fee that Castles has also mentioned.
On that potential fee for White, Norris told FFC in an exclusive interview:
“50 million… he’s had a good season; his reputation is growing. I still think it’s overpriced for me at this stage.
“If that’s what they’re asking for, they’re going to want close to that and I don’t think Leeds should [get involved].”
White did have a good season last term. He impressed manager Graham Potter, who was particularly pleased with the central defender’s athleticism.
Regarding Arsenal, they probably need a new centre-back after losing David Luiz, so it is not hard to see why they are targeting a player like the Brighton man.