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Darragh MacAnthony reacts on Twitter as Leeds reportedly target Ben White

Darragh MacAnthony chairman of Peterborough United uses his mobile phone during the FA Cup 4th Round match between Peterborough United and Leicester City at ABAX Stadium on January 27,...

Leeds United reportedly want to sign Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White.

Ben White of Newport County during the Fly Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newport County at Wembley Stadium on February 7, 2018 in London, England.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are aiming to take Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White on loan.

The Whites need defensive reinforcements, and another central defender should be a priority to offer depth alongside Pontus Jansson, Liam Cooper and Gaetano Berardi.

 

Now, Brighton youngster White looks to be a top target, with a loan move for the 21-year-old potentially in the works this summer.

White has come up through the Brighton ranks, and after impressing on loan at Newport County, he spent 2019 out on loan at League One side Peterborough United.

White scored once in 16 games, impressing Peterborough fans with his performances before heading back to Brighton at the end of his loan spell.

(L-R) Joe Pigott of AFC Wimbledon is challenged by Ben White of Peterborough United during the Sky Bet League One match between AFC Wimbledon and Peterborough United at The Cherry Red...

First-team football with the Seagulls looks unlikely, and a loan move to Leeds would be the next step in his development having caught the eye in League One with the Posh.

Now, Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony has taken to Twitter to react to the rumour, hailing White as a fine player and a great lad off the pitch, and whilst he's unsure whether he's ready to be playing for a top Championship side, he thinks he has all the attributes to be a star.

"Great lad, good in dressing room," said MacAnthony. "Has s**t loads of talent. Cant guarantee he is ready for top of the championship but would love to see him do well. Has all attributes to be top class CB," he added.

Darragh MacAnthony chairman of Peterborough United uses his mobile phone during the FA Cup 4th Round match between Peterborough United and Leicester City at ABAX Stadium on January 27,...

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