Danny Mills claims that Leeds United defender Ben White could be sold for a fortune by parent club Brighton after his impressive performances at Elland Road.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leed and England defender admitted he was not entirely sure with the 21-year-old when he first arrived at the club but that his performances suggest he is ready for the step up to the Premier League.
The centre-back has established himself as one of the first names on Marcelo Bielsa’s teamsheet at the Championship outfit, playing every minute of the club’s 14 Championship fixtures this season.
Having played a starring role for Leeds, Mills says that Brighton must be absolutely ecstatic at his development and that he looks destined for the Premier League either with the Seagulls or elsewhere.
Mills told Football Insider: “He’s been exceptional. I was unsure of him, he was a little known when he first came into the club. To say he’s been nothing but outstanding.
“Brighton must be over the moon because either they’ve got a defender to bring back who’s ready for the Premier League or they’ll be able to sell him for a fortune.”
White is a graduate of Brighton’s youth system but has never played for his parent club’s first-team, instead finding himself shipped out on loan on three occasions across the football league.
The Championship is the highest level the defender has played at, having turned out in League One with Peterborough and League Two win Newport County.
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