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Leeds United fans and a number of the current players reacted to the news that Ben White has signed a new contract with Brighton.

White helped Leeds secure promotion to the Premier League last season and he expressed his gratitude towards the Yorkshire club on Twitter.

Prior to White putting pen-to-paper on a new deal at the Amex Stadium, a lot of rumours were flying around as to whether he would head back to Elland Road or stay at his current club.

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When White posted on Instagram that it was ‘great to finally get my contract sorted’, a number of players he shared a pitch with last season sent their best wishes to him.

Kalvin Phillips wrote: ‘Love you…miss you. Congrats benj,’ added with a heart emoji. The likes of Barry Douglas, Tyler Roberts and Liam Cooper also sent their ‘congrats’ to the player.

Luke Ayling also wrote: ‘Congratulations benji. Well deserved mate.’

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Whilst the Leeds fans were hoping that White was going to don their colours in the Premier League, he will now come up against the club that has helped him reach the levels he is now at.

Given that the ball-playing centre-back played a huge part in the club returning back to the promised land after 16 years, the Leeds fans were grateful for his contribution.

Leeds United’s first six fixtures of 2020/21

  1. Liverpool (A)

    September 12

  2. Fulham (H)

    September 19

  3. Sheffield United (A)

    September 26

  4. Manchester City (H)

    October 3

  5. Wolves (H)

    October 17

  6. Aston Villa (A)

    October 24

It’s understandable that they would be upset, but he will now go down in the history books at Elland Road for the manner in which he wowed the crowd on their way back to the big time.

Here is a selection of Leeds fans on Twitter reacting to the heartbreaking news that White has signed a new deal:

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