Arsenal thrashed their city rivals Tottenham Hotspurs in the north London derby to leapfrog them in the league table. The gunners looked brilliant as they are starting to eclipse their horrible start of the season. And central defender Ben White has been a key part of the process. Arsenal spent a fortune on the England international to land him at Emirates from Brighton. They were quite impressed by his colossal presence in the Brighton backline last season. His move to Arsenal proved that it is just the beginning for the young defender. Not only his game, but Ben White net worth will also take a rise after this move. Let’s take a look at his journey.
Ben White: Early Life
ben white Born on 8th October 1997 Ben White’s love for football came at a very young age. He started his youth career at Southampton’s academy. But at the age of 16, he was released by the Premier League club. After that, White was signed by Brighton & Hove Albion where he initially joined their academy. However, his first stint at Brighton didn’t go according to plan. He made his debut in the first team but couldn’t make a mark to be a regular. And, he was loaned out to Newport County. He completed his loan spell and returned to Brighton. But still, his place in the team wasn’t guaranteed. As a result, he spent two consecutive loan spells, the first one to Peterborough United. And the next one was at Leeds United. At Leeds, the young defender flourished. He was brilliant for them in the championship that season. His 46 league appearances were crucial in Leeds’promoton back in the Premier League. He was quite impressive as he was named in the PFA Team of the Year for the 2019–20 Championship. This outstanding performance was quite regarded by Brighton as well. They rejected 3 bids from Leeds to make a permanent in their backline. He signed a new four-year contract with Brighton on 1 September 2020.
The big London move:
His Premier League debut came with Brighton and he looked very composed at the back. After a decent season, the England international also made his national team. The Arsenal board was real impressed by his contributions, and on 30 July 2021, White was signed for £50 million. His net worth is estimated at over $2 Million after this big move. He has an annual average salary of £6,240,000. He made his Arsenal debut in a defeat against Brentford. However, as his covid restrictions got off he stabilized the Arsenal backline in back-to-back games.
His move to Arsenal is a significant one considering his young age. And at this age, his lifestyle is quite lavish. The London life is suiting him quite well and it is only upwards for him from now.