Borussia Dortmund ‘joins Manchester United to sign Ben White as Brighton brings defender £ 35million after outstanding Premier League debut’
- Borussia Dortmund have joined Man United to sign Ben White
- White, 23, made a strong Premier League debut for Brighton
- Leeds tried to sign the defender for £ 25m last summer but were turned down
- Brighton Value White at £ 35m and BVB have a history with English teenagers
- Dortmund brought United to Jude Bellingham and will try to do the same again
Borussia Dortmund have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race for Brighton star Ben White as the battle for the £ 35million ace intensifies this summer.
The 23-year-old has made his way into the Premier League with serenity and plays regularly for Graham Potter’s side after playing strong for Leeds in his 2019-20 promotion campaign.
Marcelo Bielsa was interested in making White’s stay in Yorkshire permanent, but the Seagulls turned down three offers for the Englishman, with the final offer being set to be £ 25 million.
Borussia Dortmund has joined Manchester United in the race for Brighton star Ben White
Brighton’s valuation of white has increased by a further £ 10m and, according to The Sun, the defender has caught the attention of Bundesliga team Dortmund, which has been shown to nab young English talent.
Dortmund have signed Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City and Jadon Sancho from Manchester City in recent years. Both young people are successful after moving to Germany.
BVB was also there for Ben Godfrey before the former Norwich City star opted for Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton last summer.
The 23-year-old has taken the lead with serenity since returning to the south coast
The Seagulls have priced the Academy product at £ 35 million amid the transfer interest
However, the Germans are expected to face stiff competition for White’s signature. Manchester United is reportedly overseeing Brighton’s academy product. The Sun also reports that PSG and Arsenal also face White.
The Red Devils are chasing the 23-year-old as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to step up his defense this summer, according to Manchester Evening News.
Real Madrid star Raphael Varane and Villarreals Pau Torres are also targets, while Dayot Upamecano was shortlisted by United before the Frenchman signed for Bayern Munich.
Dortmund have a strong track record of recruiting English talent, including Jude Bellingham (center).
Manchester United are also reportedly interested in White with Solskjaer after a defender
The MEN report that White is open to moving to Old Trafford and will see himself in one of the major European clubs for the next few seasons.
United and Dortmund have had problems with transfer windows in the past. The Germans sent the Red Devils to Bellingham last summer, while Erling Haaland opted for United versus United in January 2020. The Norwegian, valued at £ 154million, remains a priority target for Solskjaer.
White is a mainstay in Potter’s squad, having played 34 games for the Seagulls this season in an attempt to avoid looming relegation to the championship.