Aidy White has admitted that he is desperate to see Leeds United hold on to Archie Gray when the summer transfer window rolls out at the end of the season.


A midfielder by trade, Gray has spent the majority of the season playing as a right-back due to injuries in the Leeds squad.


He started at right-back on Saturday against Rotherham but finished the game in his natural central midfield position and looked equally comfortable in both roles.




White admitted that the 17-year-old is far too talented and has the makings of a great player in the future.


He stressed that Gray has everything in the locker to get to the top of the game and despite being so good at his age, he is only going to get better in the coming years.



There are suggestions that the midfielder could be wanted by top Premier League clubs in the summer but White is hopeful that Leeds can manage to keep him at Elland Road.


The former Leeds star said on BBC Radio Leeds: “He is just a hell of a talent.



“Playing right-back and centre-mid, in the long run, will help him improve even more.


“Playing in different positions, you face different challenges and he just seems to adapt to whatever is thrown at him.


“He has got technical ability, he is an athlete, he has got tenacity and he has got all the attributes for a top player.


“He is showing that but again he can improve and he is only going to get better.


“Being able to do that in two different positions, fair play to him and he is one certain talent that hopefully we can keep hold of come next summer.”


Gray signed a new four-year deal with Leeds last month and the club are unlikely to want to sell him if they get promoted to the Premier League this season.