Date:Monday July 13 2009
The East Anglian Daily Times suggests today that defender John White has been earmarked to leave the club, despite his versatility and popularity.
It is not officially known if the U`s defender travelled to Germany with the rest of the club`s pre-season squad yesterday, but White is cebtrally in front of Phil Ifil in the terms of selection of full-back.
The report today circles White, still just 22, as a possible contender as next to go in a summer that has already seen his fellow ex-youth-teamer, Dean Gerken, shown the door.
White, who has played more than 100 games for United, functions mostly as a full-back but has also played in central defence, and even in midfield.
He played in 30 matches last season and was an important member of the side which won promotion to the Championship in 2006.
The paper confirms that manager Paul Lambert is still looking to trim his squad.
The Scot says he wants two new strikers to round of an impressive recruitment drive this summer of five signings so far, having previously indicated he wants to work with around 22 players next season.
Strikers Scott Vernon and Jamie Guy look set to leave before August, but White`s name seems something of a surprise addition to the exit mix.
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