The Leeds United loanee enhanced his reputation on Saturday afternoon.
Ben White keeps getting better and better for Leeds United.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side boast the Championship’s best defence after conceding only nine times in 16 league outings so far.
And White, on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion, has played a major role in that.
The 22-year-old hadn’t kicked a ball in the Championship before joining Leeds for the 2019-20 campaign but it looks very much like he’s got the ability to be a solid Premier League player down the line.
During United’s 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, the centre-back was flawless as he won headers, stopped opposition attackers and competently ran the ball out of defence in ways that Bielsa loves.
Leeds took a major risk in using him as a replacement for Pontus Jansson following his move to Brentford, but the young Englishman has looked on par with his Swedish counterpart and fans of the Elland Road club are desperate to keep him in West Yorkshire beyond the end of his loan.
Here’s how they reacted to his display on Saturday:
This is your Sunday reminder that Ben White is better than Pontus Jansson and I hope he is transfer target number one if we get promoted. #lufc— Thomas Bradley (@TBradley23) November 10, 2019
Ben white tho, I thought selling Pontus was a massive mistake! But we’ve only gone and upgraded.. can we keep him please? #LUFC— Ashley Churchill (@AshleyChurchil1) November 10, 2019
Would be lovely if Ben White could misplace the odd pass and occasionally make it look an attacker has got half a chance of beating him.— MJ (@elland_toad) November 10, 2019
Just do enough to trick the onlooking scouts into thinking that he’s not actually the best defender in the entire country right now #LUFC
Ben White is too good for the championship, fact. #LUFC— Josh Ellis (@chunkrex1) November 9, 2019
I’m suprised Ben White can move with all the strikers he has in his pockets #LUFC— Andrew Fryatt (@fry89) November 10, 2019
Ben White is so good as well it’s frightening how easy everything is to him. #lufc— Ross O’Connor (@lufcroc) November 10, 2019