Bundesliga side joins Arsenal in the race for Premier League defender

Borussia Dortmund wants to beat Arsenal to the signature of Brighton defender, Ben White.

The Englishman enjoyed a stellar campaign on loan at Leeds United last season and he has built on that with Brighton in this campaign.

The Seagulls rejected several bids from Leeds United to sign him permanently last summer and the decision to stick with him has proven to be the right one.

They will face teams looking to sign him again when the transfer window reopens and Dortmund has joined the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United in the race.

The Gunners signed Gabriel Magalhaes last season and have William Saliba out on loan at Nice.

But they might allow David Luiz to leave them for free in the summer and would want a replacement.

White has proven to be one of the best young defenders in England this season and could join Arsenal for the right price.

The Sun reports that Dortmund has enjoyed having English players in their team and they want White to be the next one that moves there.

Brighton rejected up to £25million from Leeds United last summer, but they will be open to selling him for a fee of around £35million, according to the report.

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2 Comments

  1. A J says:

    Can’t remember who it was with (one of the “Sue’s”), us exchanging comments about how sometimes the answer to adding the necessary “bits of the jigsaw puzzle” can come from surprising sources.

    When seeing White for both Brighton & Leeds he has looked the part.

    With our “rivals” picking up players from the likes Brentford & Hull relatively recently, I hanker for a bit of that “hungry grit” to play for The Arsenal in our side.

    Pace. aggression the will to win and be the best you can.

    But of course, the mix must be right.

    Watched Ivan Toney of Brentford the other night as we are “rumoured” to be sniffing.

    Looked good, I believe he is the Championships leading scorer with 29.

    But could he make the step up ?

    Therin lies the art of the “spot”.

    1. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

      True, it is not just what the player acheives, it is hiw he acheives it, what are his traits, what are the traits missing in your team, hiw will he blend in, when he is expected to tick.

      Arsenal has been failing to assemble the correct team. The team always seems to be missing some ingredients.
      They sell and buy incorrect players. There is a lack of correct analysis if tean and potential players and lack of clear vision, it is not just finance, like you said an art.

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