Arsenal sign initial paperwork on their deal to sign Ben White

 Arsenal sign initial paperwork on their deal to sign Ben White

After striking an agreement with Brighton for the defender, Arsenal allegedly signed preliminary papers on a transfer for Ben White.

After a fantastic debut season in the Premier League, the former Southampton star has piqued the interest of major English clubs. 

Chelsea and Everton have also expressed interest in the England international, but the youngster is solely interested in joining the Emirates.


According to The Times, the north London club has reached an agreement in principle with Brighton to sign the highly-rated defender for roughly £50 million. The 23-year-old will sign a five-year contract with the Emirates club, with a weekly wage of roughly £120,000.

The agreement will be concluded after the Englishman returns from his vacation following his participation with the national team in Euro 2020. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners have completed preliminary paperwork to finalize the acquisition.

Sky Sports reported yesterday that the defender will have a physical on July 26th and that Brighton had added a future sell-on clause for Ben White.

Arsenal Fever's Opinion:

Arsenal sign initial paperwork on their deal to sign Ben White

After ranking third in the Premier League in defensive record last season, this acquisition may appear to be superfluous spending. However, following the departure of David Luiz, the north London club is short at center-back, and the Brighton man will be the ideal replacement.

Mikel Arteta will benefit from the 23-year-serenity old's on the ball and ability to play through the lines. The defender has the exceptional game reading ability and can hold the ideal defensive position.

However, given the player's one year of experience in the top division, the stated sum is far too excessive. The defender has yet to make his national team debut in major tournaments. This price tag will put undue strain on the young man's shoulders.

Despite this, Arsenal needed a new center-back this summer, and Ben White will be an excellent addition. His adaptability will aid Arteta in implementing various systems and, if necessary, deploying him in midfield.


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