Transfer Talk: Arsenal agree deal to sign Brighton’s Ben White

  • Arsenal have agreed a £50million deal with Brighton for defender Ben White
  • North London club keen on bolstering the squad ahead of the new campaign
  • The Gunners saw two previous bids rejected by Brighton earlier this year

Arsenal have reportedly agreed terms with Brighton over the much-anticipated transfer of Ben White.

Reports indicate that White has agreed personal terms with the Gunners and, subject to a medical, is set to sign a five-year deal to become Arsenal’s most expensive defender ever.

Mikel Arteta has finally got his man after pursuing White for some time. Brighton rejected an initial bid of £40m for the 23-year-old last month, and also turned down Arsenal’s follow-up offer of £45m plus add-ons.

While several other clubs – including Chelsea, Everton, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham – were all heavily interested in White, Arsenal are understood to be the only club to make a formal bid for him.