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William Gallas ‘don’t understand’ why Arsenal spent £50m on Ben White when Manchester United were able to sign world-class Raphael Varane for less

  • William Gallas can’t ‘understand’ why Arsenal spent £50m to buy Ben White
  • The former Brighton defender signed a five-year deal with Mikel Arteta’s side
  • Gallas has questioned Arsenal’s logic after United signed Raphael Varane for less











William Gallas says he can’t “understand” why Arsenal spent £50million this summer to buy Ben White.

The former Brighton defender signed a five-year deal with the Gunners after impressing Mikel Arteta during his loan spell at Leeds and his 2019-2020 season with the Seagulls.

Gallas, however, has questioned Arsenal’s logic after Manchester United were able to buy Raphael Varane for less.

William Gallas (above) can’t ‘understand’ why Arsenal spent £50m to buy Ben White

Manchester United and Real Madrid agreed a fee of £42 million, including £34 million upfront and an additional £8 million for Varane.

The 28-year-old’s contract at the Bernebeu was set to expire next summer, meaning United got him for a price that would have been well below the market value of 12 months ago.

Speaking of the price difference between White and Varane, GentingBet said: “It’s hard for me to understand why Arsenal have spent £50million on a player who has yet to prove himself at the highest level and at the same time Manchester United can spend around £40million . on Varane.

The former Brighton defender signed a five-year deal with the Gunners after impressing Arteta

The former Brighton defender signed a five-year deal with the Gunners after impressing Arteta

Gallas questioned Arsenal's logic after United were able to buy Raphael Varane for less

Gallas questioned Arsenal’s logic after United were able to buy Raphael Varane for less

‘You have to explain to me how it’s possible. Maybe it’s partly because Ben White is English.

“Varane is a different class player than Ben White. Ben White is still young. Like I said, he hasn’t proven anything yet. How can you put a £50 million price on him, you know?

He went on to say, “I respect him. I do not know him. I respect him and I hope he will be the big player, but he hasn’t proven anything yet. You can’t compare Ben White and Varane, I’m sorry. It’s impossible.

“It’s not because he’s French that I talk like that,” he added. “He comes from Real Madrid. He wasn’t from Brighton, with all due respect to them.’

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