Perhaps he is looked upon as cover for DM? Or is he Xhakas replacement!!?The times I watched Brighton last season he was mostly playing as a DM/CM. I think it's potentially his best position.
I always wondered if chambers could do a job there for the odd game. Pretty decent on the ball if not the most mobile/speedy. Think he played there for fulham.
Not suggesting regular choice but could be a useful utility/squad player to have around if he is over his injuries especially as AMN doesnt want the role.
Being English as well obvs helps.
I think a major plus for white is his pace to go with ability to bring the ball forward. May be able to play a higher line at the back with him & Gabriel?