According to David Ornstein, Arsenal have had a bid for Brighton’s Ben White accepted.
🚨 Arsenal have struck an agreement in principle to sign England centre-back Ben White from Brighton. Deal for 23yo subject to medical & will take some time to be completed. #BHAFC always wanted guaranteed £50m @TheAthleticUK 1st reported @TomBarclay_ #AFC https://t.co/hZzxa6rRJu
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 16, 2021
The 23 year old has been linked with the Gunners over the last few weeks, but because of his involvement with England during Euro 2020, it’s taken longer than normal to finalise the transfer.
Arseblog News understands that the agreement with the player has been complete for some time – with the blessing of Brighton – but the deal between the clubs has taken longer to come to.
However, it now seems that side of things has been sorted out, and the defender will join the Gunners on a five year deal with a fee believed to be £50m.
Having already signed Nuno Tavares to deputise Kieran Tierney, and with Albert Sambi Lokongo set to be confirmed to add midfield depth, White will arrive as a major part of the first team for the new season.
Arsenal continue to seek another midfield player, with continued interest in Manuel Locatelli, as well as a creative attacking midfielder to take some of the burden off Emile Smith Rowe.