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Leeds have relied heavily on loan signings this season, and for the most part, it’s worked an absolute treat.
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Of course, the issue with relying on loanees is that they could be recalled, and while Leeds fans have been panicking about the prospect of Eddie Nketiah being brought back to Arsenal in recent weeks, one player they seemingly don’t need to worry about is Ben White.
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Indeed, Graham Smyth gave an update on White’s future that should reassure every United fan in the country as the Yorkshire Evening Post journalist stated that Leeds would have to greenlight any attempt Brighton make to recall the centre-back.
Leeds would have to agree, is my understanding
— Graham Smyth (@GrahamSmyth) December 5, 2019
Basically, this should mean that White remains at Elland Road for the rest of the season.
It would be an absolutely braindead decision for anyone at Leeds to give the go-ahead for White to return to the south coast, and to be honest, it would be rather foolish of Brighton to want him back.
Now, that isn’t to say that White wouldn’t be an asset for Graham Potter’s side, but the Seagulls are sitting comfortably in mid-table of the Premier League despite having a nightmare run of fixtures over the past few weeks.
Not only are Brighton doing just fine without White, but Marcelo Bielsa’s management seems to be helping the young centre-back improve week in week out.
Unless all logic is defied, Leeds should be able to keep hold of their star man until the end of the season.