Danny Mills insists that Leeds United defender Ben White will have a “raft of offers” at the end of the season.
The former United and England full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 22-year-old deserves to be in contention for a move to a big Premier League club after his performances this season.
The Brighton loanee has established himself as a mainstay for Marcelo Bielsa since arriving at Elland Road, playing every single minute of the club’s Championship campaign so far.
Mills says that White could improve his development significantly by playing alongside one of the top defenders in England like Toby Alderweireld but that he should at least stay with Leeds until the end of the season.
Mills told Football Insider: “When you’re thinking Manchester United need somebody, Manchester City need a defensive player, Tottenham may well need a defensive player.
“I look at those teams and think there’s no reason he shouldn’t be in that mix. If you could play him alongside an experienced player. Just imagine putting him alongside (Aymeric) Laporte and learning from that, or Toby Alderweireld.
“You’re suddenly thinking: ‘Hang on a minute, he could really be a fantastic player.’ He needs to stay at Leeds until the end of the season but then I think he will have a raft of offers.”
White has never played Premier League football despite coming through the youth ranks at Brighton, with the Championship the highest level he has turned out at.
He has also played in League One and League Two with Peterborough United and Newport County respectively.
In other Leeds United news, there are growing whispers from Elland Road that Victor Orta is looking at three potential January signings.