Arsenal have signed the initial paperwork on their deal for Ben White, but his medical won’t take place for over a week yet.
Fabrizio Romano reports that Arsenal’s deal with Brighton and Hove Albion for Ben White is done, and the initial paperwork has been signed. The Gunners are paying £50m for the centre-back, and he’s signing a five-year contract.
Romano adds that White only ever wanted to join Arsenal since initial contact was made weeks ago, and his medical will be completed once he comes back from his holiday.
Sky Sports report that the £50m deal has no add-ons, but the guaranteed fee will be delivered in structured payments. Sky add that White is expected to hold his medical when he returns from holiday on July 26th.
This is the same date the Mail reported, and Charles Watts also made it clear the completion of the deal could take a while due to White’s holiday.
David Ornstein had previously confirmed Arsenal’s agreement in principle for the transfer. He revealed that whilst there was interest in White from other suitors, there were no rival offers as they were all under the impression he was joining the Gunners.