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Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White is open to the idea of joining Manchester United in the next transfer window. Manchester Evening News reports.
The Red Devils are likely to be looking for a new center back this summer, and have recently been linked with Villarreal’s Pau Torres and Sevilla’s Jules Kounde.
Now White is reported to be another player the club has been following closely, and the player would be keen to move to Old Trafford this summer.
However, Brighton is reluctant to sell the 23-year-old whose contract expires in June 2024, and they could demand more than £ 35 million to sanction his sale.
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White impressed for Leeds United in the championship last season and that earned him his Premier League debut with the Seagulls this season.
He has played in both central defense and midfield positions, but has appeared predominantly in the heart of the baseline.
He has been a good addition averaging three tackles / interceptions per game, while having a passing success rate of 83 percent.
However, he is not the best when it comes to aerial duels, having won only 50 percent of his challenges throughout the season.
It is not a ready-made signing for United, but the club could rely on his potential to improve, to secure his signature later this year.
Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in getting a left-handed option to partner with Harry Maguire, which could rule out a possible move for White.
Torres could be an obvious target and aside from him, David Carmo of Braga and Benoit Badiashile of Monaco may emerge as potential transfer candidates.
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