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

Jack Kenmare

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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.

Image credit: PA
Image credit: PA

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.

"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.

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

"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

Jack Kenmare
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