Date: 22nd October 2020 at 7:25pm
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A lot of Leeds United fans have flocked to a tweet that was recently posted by Whites fan and journalist James Marshment in which he discussed Brighton and Hove Albion’s reported £50m valuation of Ben White. 

Reigning Premier League champions Liverpool have been linked with a move for White with Virgil van Dijk set to spend a ‘lengthy’ amount of time on the sidelines due to injury, however, it has been claimed that the Merseyside club would have to pay £50m to prise the 23-year-old centre-back from Brighton. 

White spent the 2019/20 season on loan with Leeds United and he played every minute of their title-winning Championship campaign last term. The Yorkshire-based club went on to bid as much as £25m for the defender during the summer but they were ultimately unsuccessful in their attempts to bring White to Elland Road on a permanent basis. 

So, how did these Leeds United fans react to Marshment’s tweet discussing Brighton’s valuation of Ben White?

Some Leeds fans replied to Marshment’s tweet to bring up the importance of the role that they think their club played in increasing White’s valuation to this level. 

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Meanwhile, some other Leeds fans replied to this post to share that they don’t think White has performed as well in the 2020/21 campaign for Brighton as he did last season for Leeds. 

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White has appeared in all of Brighton’s five Premier League games so far this term and he has earned an overall WhoScored rating of 6.64 from those appearances, making him Brighton’s ninth-highest rated player in the league. 

Leeds fans continued replying to this tweet to indicate that they don’t think White has proven that he is worth £50m. 

So, judging by these Leeds fans’ replies to this tweet, it certainly seems as though plenty of them aren’t so sure that this is a reasonable valuation of the English centre-back.