Ben White Arsenal Transfer Fee, Salary Breakdown Emerge

Arsenal will sign Ben White from Brighton on a four-year contract, with the versatile defender undergoing a medical this week.

And the Gunners will reportedly pay the £50million to Brighton for the 23-year-old in three instalments.

The £50m fee will be the most Arsenal have ever spent on a defender and their third-most expensive signing of all time after Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Speaking on Reach PLC's Transfer Window podcast, Duncan Castles has given a breakdown of the payment structure Arsenal will commit themselves to as well as details of the salary Ben White will earn at the Emirates.

“The fee is a guaranteed £50m, which is the second-highest transfer fee ever exchanged for an English central defender,” he said.

“£30m of that will be paid within one calendar year to Brighton and then two more payments of £10m in the following seasons.

“There is over £5m of performance-related variables, dependent on personal achievements for Ben White at international level and club achievements by Arsenal.

“So basically whether they win major trophies during his time at the club.

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“He will sign a four-year contract at Arsenal, assuming he passes the medical, and his salary will be increased to around £6m a year. So a very substantial investment.”

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