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'Ben White Is A Better Signing Than Manchester United's Raphael Varane'

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'Ben White Is A Better Signing Than Manchester United's Raphael Varane'

Shaun Wright-Phillips believes Ben White is a better signing that Raphael Varane - a bold claim that has since brought plenty of debate on social media.

At the end of last month, Arsenal decided to strengthen their defensive line by splashing £50 million on the 23-year-old England international following an impressive campaign at Brighton.

Manchester United, meanwhile, brought in experienced centre-back and World Cup winner Varane from Real Madrid in a deal worth £42 million; a move praised by many.

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That being said, former Chelsea and Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips believes Arsenal's aquisition of White is better business than the arrival of Varane to Old Trafford.

"One thing I thought Arsenal missed was a defender like him," Wright-Phillips told talkSPORT. "He’s got old an old-school mentality but he can play football as well."

talkSPORT host Andy Goldstein then asks whether Wright-Phillips thinks White will do better in the Premier League than Varane.

"Yes I personally do. I know it’s a big statement, but he is used to the Premier League and he is used to defending a lot for Brighton, week in, week out.

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"Varane has come into a whole new league and he is going to put under immense pressure."

Then, when asked by Goldstein who he would rather sign, the former City winger said: "At this moment, I would definitely say Ben White."

Wright-Phillips is not alone in his opinions. Shortly after the signing of White was announced, plenty of Arsenal fans suggested the centre-back will end up being a better investment for them than Varane at United.

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White's former Brighton teammate, Lewis Dunk, believes the defender has the potential to become one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

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"He’s got the potential to for sure. I think we have seen it for a good few years now, how good he is,’ Dunk told talkSPORT.

"I spoke to him a few times in the summer when he was away with England, just seeing how he was and if he was enjoying it and he was only saying good things.

"What a summer he’s had I suppose, he’s been in a Euro final and got a £50m move, not bad is it for him."

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Ben White, Arsenal, Premier League, Transfers

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