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Venezia likely destination for City’s Palmer-Brown

Palmer-Brown has made 2 appearances for the USA national team

Manchester City defender Erik Palmer-Brown could possibly transfer to Venezia in the Serie A. The U.S. international is being heavily linked with a move to the Italian side.

Multiple sources indicate that Palmer-Brown is drawing interest from a number of different first division sides in Europe. The deal is be to done allegedly within the next few days. The most likely destinations are Ligue 1’s Troyes and recently promoted Serie A side Venezia.

If Venezia do sign Palmer-Brown, he will make the list of American players the Italian side have acquired. Venezia have secured the services of FC Dallas midfielder Tanner Tessmann. They are hoping to land Sporting Kansas City playmaker Gianluca Busio.

Excluding Gianluca Busio, Erik Palmer-Brown will be Venezia's second American signing
Excluding Gianluca Busio, Erik Palmer-Brown will be Venezia’s second American signing

Why Venezia want Palmer-Brown

Palmer-Brown moved to Manchester City from MLS side Sporting Kansas City in 2018. As a Citizen, he has spent the totality of his career on loan with a number of clubs. He was at Austria Wien of the Austrian Bundesliga for the last two seasons. During his stay, he registered 55 appearances, finding the net three times.

The 24-year-old also played for Belgian side Kortrijk during the concluding half of the 2017-18 campaign. The following campaign he spent on loan at NAC Breda in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Palmer-Brown would however, prefer a move to the Serie A , with Venezia the likely choice. It is common for big clubs like Manchester City to loan out young players for long periods. The aim is to prepare them for the first team when the time comes.

Venezia recently achieved promotion to Serie A. This marks the upcoming 2021-22 campaign as its first in the Italian top flight since the 2001-02 season. Venezia are looking to strengthen themselves and Palmer-Brown could be a decent option.

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