They claim that White is set to extend his loan at Elland Road to allow him to finish the season for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
This has pleased many Leeds fans, with one describing this as great news while another praised the 22-year-old as a fantastic player.
Great news class act MOT
— mark whitehead (@markleedsunited) June 1, 2020
???? any further time we get of him is massive blessing! Fantastic player and fella
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) June 1, 2020
A rough diamond polished by Bielsa like so many before
— Mike Kirby (@mkirby311) June 2, 2020
Is this good news for Leeds?
This reported interest will likely have been fuelled by the fact that he has helped the Whites keep the best defensive record in the league.
The 22-year-old is on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion, but there is no option to buy included in the deal, and the Seagulls insist that he will be returning to them at the end of this season and that he is part of their plans.
This has still not stopped these Leeds fans from showing how much they want White to stay at Elland Road.
— MrPhoenixFear on Mixer (@MrPhoenixFear) June 1, 2020
Then further extend for 5 year deal, when we are promoted. Quality player.
— SimonCunniffeFineArt (@SimonCunniffe) June 1, 2020
Need to do everything to have him for next season
— Robert James (@Robertkas86) June 1, 2020
The boy’s a keeper…world class..almost
— Chris Pollard (@chrispollard48) June 1, 2020
White has earned an average rating of 7.05 from his league appearances so far this season, contributing two assists, as well as averaging 2.3 interceptions per game and making the most interceptions in the league.
It is, therefore, very clear why so many Leeds fans want White to stay beyond the end of the season, and also why they appear so delighted about the news that he is staying till the end of the current season.
If White was to stay for the final nine games of the season, then that confidence could increase.