Robinson would 'love White to come back to Leeds' as Arsenal ambush mooted
Tottenham or Leeds United should rival Arsenal for the signature of Brighton defender Ben White, according to Paul Robinson.
The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the “incredible” 23-year-old is destined for the top of both international and club football.
Sky Sports broke the news yesterday (16 June) that Arsenal have had a £40million bid for White rejected by Brighton.
Football Insider has learned today (17 June) that the centre-half has told his friends that he expects to move to Emirates Stadium this summer.
Spurs, like Arsenal, are in the market for a centre-half this summer and Robinson claimed he “would love” to see White signed.
“I can’t think of anything worse than him going to Arsenal,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
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“I would love Tottenham to sign him or for him to come back to Leeds.
“For the last two years now I have been banging on about Ben White. He has been tremendous ever since he came to Leeds.
“He is an incredible defender and he can also play in holding midfield as well. His inclusion in the England squad was fully deserved.
“Unfortunately for Brighton, White will not be there that long because they cannot compete with the top six or eight clubs in England. Another club will snap up Ben White. He is on all of the top clubs’ radars.
“I believe he will reach the top level at both international and club level. I would be very surprised if he is plying his trade at Brighton next season.”