Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast , Duncan
Castles has claimed that Arsenal are more confident than
ever about signing Ben White from Brighton.
The Gunners have been pursuing White for a long time
now, but it sounds as though they’re finally closing in on
a deal for the Brighton defender.
Indeed, Castles says that Arsenal are more confident than
they’ve ever been that they’ll get a deal over the line
for the England international.
WHAT’S BEEN SAID?
Castles shared what he knows about White and Arsenal.“My understanding is that Arsenal are more confident
now than they’ve ever been that they’ll get a deal over
the line for Ben White, that would suggest that they have
got to the £50m figure that Brighton have demanded as a
guaranteed fee for the England international,” Castles
“That is a very important move for Mikel Arteta, he is
driving this transfer, he sees him as central to his plans,
the right type of player, not just from a technical point of
view, but from a personality point of view, someone who
could be a future captain of the club, so if they get that
done it’s a huge vote of confidence for Arteta.”
If Arsenal are to pay £50m for White on Arteta’s orders
that’s a huge statement of intent.
Not only does it show that they’re willing to back their
manager, but it shows that they’re willing to compete at
the very top in terms of finances.
White was a wanted man this summer, with Chelsea, Man
City and Everton all in for him, but it seems as though the
Gunners have won this race.