Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed today that Arsenal are now on the verge of completing the transfer of Brighton and Hove Albion star Ben White.
The versatile Englishman, labelled as ‘brilliant‘ by Jamie Redknapp, has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates for over a month now. He is reportedly Mikel Arteta’s number one target, and it looks like the Gunners boss is very close to getting his man now.
The report claims that Arsenal are ‘one step away’ from concluding the negotiations with Brighton for White. He is expected to become a Gunner soon for a staggering £50 million, our third most expensive player ever.
When will Arsenal complete the transfer of Ben White?
Even if the Gunners reach an agreement with Brighton for White, it is unlikely that the Englishman will be unveiled as a new Arsenal player this week. He is currently away with England, and he is only expected to be back next week, especially if the Three Lions go all the way.
Once he is back, the defender will have to undergo a medical and complete all the formalities. Knowing Arsenal, we’ll take a few days to complete this, and we could enter the third week of July before everything’s signed, sealed and delivered.
That could open the door for other clubs to come in, but Arsenal seem confident, and hopefully, this deal will be done one way or another before we head to Florida for pre-season.