Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter has said that Ben White will stay at Leeds United for the rest of the season, as quoted in The Yorkshire Evening Post.

White joined Championship club Leeds on loan from Premier League club Brighton in the summer transfer window.

The 22-year-old central defender has established himself as an important player in Marcelo Bielsa’s side and has been superb for the Whites.

Brighton boss Potter has said that he does not plan to recall the youngster – who can also operate as a right-back – will not be recalled in the January transfer window.

The Yorkshire Evening Post quotes Potter as saying about White: “There is all sorts of talk, as we know. But the reality of it is he is our player and he has got a future with us and we are looking forward to having him back at the right time and go from there. He is a player we like a lot.

“If you see how he plays, the attributes he has fit us. He is at Leeds now. He is on loan. You let that run and settle down at the end of the season. He is at Leeds and doing a good job there.”

Boost for Leeds United

That White will stay at Leeds for the rest of the season is a massive boost to the West Yorkshire outfit’s chances of winning automatic promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season.

Leeds are second in the Championship table at the moment with 43 points from 20 matches, just two points behind leaders West Bromwich Albion.

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