Ben White: I was so excited to get it over the line

Ben White: I was so excited to get it over the line

Defender on joining Leeds.

Leeds United defender Ben White spoke to LUTV after signing for the club on a season-long loan deal.

White completed a move to Elland Road from Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday.

The 21-year-old has spent time on loan with Newport County and Peterborough United over the last two seasons and is now looking forward to the step up of playing Championship football with Leeds.

“When I heard of the opportunity to come, I was just so excited to get it over the line and I’m absolutely buzzing,” said White.

“I’ve heard loads about Marcelo Bielsa, he is an amazing manager, especially with young players and I’m sure he is going to really improve me, which is what I am looking to do this season.

“I’m cool and calm on the ball, I like to play out from the back and I want to try and play as many games as I can - I’ve come here to win games.

“I’m looking forward to meeting everyone at Thorp Arch, I haven’t trained yet, so the rest of the team are a week ahead, but I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into it.”

White is also not a newcomer to Elland Road, having played at the stadium before in the Carabao Cup with Newport County and he spoke about what that experience was like.

He said: “I think it was the best game I have played in, in terms of atmosphere, it was crazy.

“Even though it was a cup game, it was still amazing.”