March 6, 2021

White signs new Brighton contract

Spread the love

Leeds were unsuccessful with an initial £18.5m offer for White, before having two further bids of £22m and £25m turned down by Brighton

Last Updated: 01/09/20 4:39pm

Ben White will stay at Brighton this season Ben White will stay at Brighton this season

Ben White will stay at Brighton this season

Ben White has signed a new four-year contract with Brighton, ending speculation over a return to Leeds United.

The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Elland Road, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side recently unsuccessful with an initial £18.5m offer for the centre-back, before having two further bids of £22m and £25m turned down by Brighton.

White had rejected three previous offers of a new deal from the Seagulls but will now be part of Graham Potter’s squad for the coming season after agreeing terms until June 2024.

Ben White played in every Leeds league game last season Ben White played in every Leeds league game last season

Ben White played in every Leeds league game last season

“I have been looking forward to working with Ben for a long time. He was a player I was well aware of, even before I came to the club,” Potter told the club’s website.

“He has gradually stepped up the EFL divisions, with Newport County, Peterborough United and Leeds United.

“He had a brilliant season helping Leeds to the title last season, and now he has the opportunity to show his qualities in the Premier League.

1:37
Timo Werner scored on his Chelsea debut as Frank Lampard’s side drew 1-1 in a pre-season friendly at Brighton

Timo Werner scored on his Chelsea debut as Frank Lampard’s side drew 1-1 in a pre-season friendly at Brighton

“We are delighted to have agreed a new long-term contract with him, and I am sure our supporters will be looking forward to watching him play for the club.”

More to follow…

Summer transfer window – key dates and times

The summer transfer window will run for 10 weeks from July 27 and close at 11pm on October 5.

A domestic-only window for trades between the Premier League and EFL then runs from October 5 and closes on Friday October 16 at 5pm. Follow all the news and analysis on Sky Sports News and across Sky Sports’ digital platforms, including with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.

Sky Sports Fantasy Football is back!

Another year, another £50,000 jackpot on the line. Sky Sports Fantasy Football makes its return for the 2020/21 season.