Erik Palmer-Brown likely transfer
Erik Palmer-Brown is possibly on the move, the Manchester City defender currently training with the English Premier League side but seems destined for a permanent move.
Multiple sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, say that Palmer-Brown could end up being sold to a number of different first division sides in Europe, perhaps within the next couple of days. The most likely destination for the United States international, the sources said, are Ligue 1’s Troyes and Venezia, a club that has been recently promoted to Serie A.
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Bordeaux in Ligue 1 and La Liga outfit Espanyol are also in the mix as possible landing spots as is Spezia (Italy). All five clubs are first division teams and have interest in buying Palmer-Brown.
Either Troyes or Venezia would represent a significant step up for the 24-year old center back, who had been on loan the past two years with Austria Wien in that nation’s top flite. Since signing with Manchester City in 2017, he has also spent time on loan with Kortrijk (Belgium) and then NAC Breda (Holland).
Why Erik-Palmer Brown is set to move on
There is a belief that Palmer-Brown would want a move to the Serie A side at the moment with Venezia the likely preferred landing spot.
It is common for massive clubs such as Manchester City to send young players on loan for several seasons as they ready them for the first team. Palmer-Brown, since joining Manchester City four years ago, has followed that plan, giving him plenty of experience.
Erik Palmer-Brown burst onto the scene in 2013 in MLS as a teenager with Sporting Kansas City, earning a loan move to Porto (Portugal) in 2016 for the season. He has progressed well in the international level, becoming a regular with the United States U17 national team all the way up to the U20 national team.
He has two appearances with the senior national team. He was part of the preliminary roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The United States beat Qatar 1-0 on Thursday night to advance to the tournament’s final where they will face Mexico.