Danny Mills has claimed Marcelo Bielsa may change Leeds United’s system if the club complete the signing of Brighton defender Ben White.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-United defender believes the Argentine could switch to a three-man defence on a permanent basis, with White lining up alongside Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper.
Football Insider exclusively broke the news on Thursday morning that United have set their sights on signing Wolves winger Helder Costa on a year-long deal.
The Yorkshire Evening Post subsequently reported that Leeds are also keen on recruiting centre-back White from Brighton on a season-long loan.
“I think Ben White would be a really shrewd signing,” Mills told Football Insider. “He hasn’t played an awful lot of football, and might not play that much if he stays at Brighton next season.
“But he’s been training with Premier League players and Leeds will have done their homework and looked at him in depth. He would certainly be a good addition to the squad.
“Leeds need back-up in the centre-back area, even if Jansson and Cooper stay. They sometimes played three at the back last season and that may be the plan for next season, especially if he is signed this month and Bielsa works with him in pre-season.”
White has only made two appearances for Brighton, but has accumulated valuable experience in the lower leagues.
The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at League One outfit Peterborough United and the previous campaign out at Newport County in League Two.
It is expected he will be made available by Brighton again after the club survived in the Premier League for a second consecutive year before disposing of Chris Hughton and replacing him with Graham Potter.
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