Arsenal are serious about Ben White. The central defender is said to be from Brighton and costs the Gunners up to 58 million euros. The negotiations between the clubs are said to be well advanced, and a transfer is becoming more and more apparent.
Arsenal FC want to attack again after the bleak preseason, at the end of which the qualification for Europe was missed for the first time in 26 years. How 90min has learned, coach Mikel Arteta has an enormous transfer budget of up to 290 million euros at his disposal in the summer. The money is to be spent on young players who are capable of development. The roster of the Gunners should be reorganized.
For defense, Arsenal have set their sights on Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White. The 23-year-old central defender made it into the English European Championship squad as a replacement and is under contract with Brighton until 2024. White’s current market value is estimated at 28 million euros. Arsenal would have to spend far more to lure him to the Emirates Stadium.
How TheAthletic reports, White should cost around 50 million pounds in transfer – about 58 million euros. The Gunners’ transfer budget would therefore be burdened quite heavily. But at Arsenal you should be determined to close the deal. The negotiations are currently progressing, a deal might not be too far off.
While Brighton is currently still asking for £ 50million, Arsenal are said to offer 45million plus five million in potential bonuses. The further negotiations should only revolve around the exact modalities of the transfer – everything should be clear with White.
Should the deal go through, William Saliba could be awarded a third time in return. The 20-year-old Frenchman was signed by St.-Etienne in 2019 for 30 million euros, but was then loaned back for a year. In the past season Saliba wore the jersey from OGC Nice on loan.