Tottenham Hotspur fans have reacted to news of the club’s interest in Ben White, who is currently on loan at Leeds United from Brighton & Hove Albion.
Sky Sports reports that Spurs, along with Liverpool and Chelsea, are interested in securing the services of the defender.
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The 22-year-old has made 29 appearances in all competitions this season under Marcelo Bielsa and played 90 minutes in the FA Cup third-round defeat to Arsenal on Monday evening.
However, some Spurs fans have been less than enthused about the prospect of securing the centre-back, with three actually claiming the club have targeted the wrong Brighton defender and should instead be looking at Lewis Dunk.
— Paul Kim (@paul_kim) January 7, 2020
Hold on, is it 2005? I thought we were serious about kicking on? Any chance of signing someone that will sort out our defence pronto. Some some ambition!
— Craig (@Craiglewis1985) January 6, 2020
Prefer Dunk to be honest
— Dãvîd🃏 (@_LemonSqueezer_) January 6, 2020
— SANCHEZ-KOULIBALY (@KOULIBALYINJAN) January 6, 2020
Wrong one. Dunk please.
— Alex (@LxcasMoura) January 6, 2020
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) January 6, 2020
— PabLo Celso (@pabloriddla) January 6, 2020
Would rather take Lewis Dunk
— Keith Rothon (@keithdufc) January 6, 2020
A number of other Tottenham supporters, though, are hopeful that a deal can be struck.
White has never played in the Premier League, making just two appearances for Brighton, and is valued at £2.25m by Transfermarkt.
The three top-flight clubs are said to be monitoring his progress but he may have to be loaned back to Leeds, given that there is no break clause in his short-term stay at Elland Road, per Sky, if he is bought in the January window.
Yes please. https://t.co/h92NJOol1j
— SpursNews (@SpursNews1961) January 7, 2020
I’d take him any day https://t.co/Iy7PIl7Qti
— ødegaard fan (@thfcsi) January 6, 2020
Quality player 🙌
— martin pearce (@pearcey33) January 7, 2020
Baller, what a player!!!!!
— steve singh (@steve_singh420) January 6, 2020
I would take him, looks very good.
— DG (@RealDGGHD) January 6, 2020
Class player. Eze, Ferguson and White would be great signings.
— Manny (@Mannythfc) January 6, 2020
Would be a cracking signing, really good player
— ⚪️ (@thfcmourinho_) January 6, 2020
People are actually complaining at this looool
— Eren🤙🏽 (@THFCEren) January 6, 2020
Spurs, of course, have struggled defensively this season.
Jose Mourinho’s men have conceded 30 goals in the top-flight, the joint-highest of any club in the top half.
Meanwhile, Spurs have been urged to sign a player from their bitter rivals.