The London based Premier club Arsenal has agreed to pay 50 million pounds ($68.86 million) for Brighton & Hove Albion center back Ben White, according to the British Press.
Earlier in the year in June Arsenal has attempted twice to sign the defender from Brighton. Initially, Brighton had a 40 million pounds bid in June from Arsenal along with another bid of 47 million pounds. Subsequently, both the bids were rejected by Brighton.
Brighton & Hove Albion have also inserted a sell-on clause for the English international Ben White, who was recently part of Gareth Southgate’s team, which participated in Euro 2020. The defender is expected to undergo medical, once he is back from his summer break.
Since departing from Southampton in 2014, White moved to Brighton and, after loan stints with Newport County, Peterborough United, and Leeds United, eventually made his impact on the south coast. He made an impression in the Premier League last season after getting into a first squad at the Amex Stadium.
Ben White was the key player in the Brighton squad last season, who helped them to survive the relegation scare and finish 16th in the standings. Brighton had the joint-best defence in the bottom half of the league.
Arteta’s side who were disappointed last season by finishing eighth in the league will play in London derby on August 21 against current European champions Chelsea and will play current Premier League champions Manchester City the very next week.
Arsenal will start their campaign this season against Brentford who are the newly-promoted side in the premier league. Arsenal’s first north London derby will take place on September 25 at home against Tottenham Hotspur, with the rematch taking place on January 15 at the Whiteheart lane.