Ben White is poised to join Arsenal after personal agreements for a £50 million deal were finalised.
Arsenal appears to be getting closer to signing their main center-back target.
Ben White’s mooted move to Arsenal appears to have rekindled interest, with the Gunners allegedly agreeing to personal conditions. Links had heated up earlier in the summer, but England’s deep run at Euro 2020 virtually put a stop to things until Sunday’s tournament climax.
If the Brighton defender completes his transfer as planned, he would be the latest in a long line of newcomers to the Emirates Stadium.
Nuno Tavares has already joined from Benfica, and midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga appears set to join from Anderlecht for £18 million.
Mikel Arteta anticipates a busy few weeks ahead after a number of high-profile departures from the club, with several more expected.
White is set to join Arsenal, according to Football London, and has already accepted the terms of any contract he would sign if the north Londoners and current club Brighton can reach an agreement.
After appearing to be on the approach of completion in June, White’s anticipated £50 million transfer went quiet for a few weeks.
England’s deep run into Euro 2020 captivated the centre-back, with the Three Lions ultimately falling short in an agonizing penalty shootout loss to Italy in the final.
The 23-year-old was initially left out of the tournament team, but his solid performances in England’s warm-up games earned him a call-up to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was injured.
Despite the fact that White was never called upon to play for his country, the experience of reaching the country’s first major championship final in 55 years would have been priceless.
Transfer talks are anticipated to pick up now that the tournament is done, as they have for a number of international talents.
The Brighton defender has had a meteoric rise since making his Premier League debut at the start of last season.
He appeared right at home immediately away, showcasing his flexibility by playing both center-back and holding midfield.
With the Gunners’ defense looking thin after David Luiz’s departure, White will almost certainly be thrust into the fray next season.
In addition to luring in new players, Arteta and his teammates have made significant decisions regarding individuals within their ranks who were considering leaving.
“Brinkwire Summary News” and Joe Willock.