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City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby JamieMCFC » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:32 am

Sporting Kansas City and U.S. under-20 international Erik Palmer-Brown has signed a pre-contract with Manchester City, a source has confirmed to ESPN FC.

Metro first reported the news, stating that Palmer-Brown had signed a four-and-a-half year contract.

Palmer-Brown, 20, will finish out the current season with SKC and join up with Man City in January, after his current contract expires. He is then expected to spend the rest of the 2017-18 European season on loan.

SKC manager Peter Vermes told the Kansas City Star that the MLS team had made a contract offer to Palmer-Brown to keep him in Kansas City, but it likely couldn't compete with the wages that a club like Man City could offer.

"We believed we made him a very good offer in MLS," Vermes said.
Palmer-Brown signed for SKC out of the club's academy back in 2013, making just 18 appearances over the course of five seasons. But Palmer-Brown had been on the radar of European clubs for some time.

He spent the 2016 campaign on loan with Portuguese side Porto, making a total of 17 appearances with the club's B team.

With Matt Besler and Ike Opara preferred at center-back, Palmer-Brown has only made four MLS starts this season.

Palmer-Brown also captained the U.S. U-20 side that won the 2017 CONCACAF championship, and later reached the quarterfinals of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where it lost in extra time to eventual finalist Venezuela.

http://www.espnfc.us/story/3201452/spor ... act-source
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Re: City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby JamieMCFC » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:34 am

I wonder where we are going to send him out on loan. He can't go to NYCFC due to weird MLS roster rules.
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Re: City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby Fidel Castro » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:00 am

Another jokeshop CFG signing
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Re: City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby Foreverinbluedreams » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:10 am

Fidel Castro wrote:Another jokeshop CFG signing


Aaron Mooy likes this.
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Re: City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby Swales4ever » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:13 pm

Foreverinbluedreams wrote:
Fidel Castro wrote:Another jokeshop CFG signing


Aaron Mooy likes this.


kinda both, maybe.

can't be worse than Otamendi to play Pep's soccer, tho.
I used to have great faith in Tosin, but what I saw in preseason hasnt impressed much, as age progress.

any CB help is welcome in other words, while that spaniard wonderkid signed this summer gets adult.
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Re: City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby PrezIke » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 pm

Aaron Mooy was already 25 years old, so potential is limited where as Erik Palmer-Brown is 20 so not quite the same thing. No one is going to get too carried away with the signing, but he does have potential:

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/09/ ... -elsewhere

Palmer-Brown has a ton of potential – he could end up being really good. But there's no doubt he's going out on loan. This is similar to the gambit Matt Miazga took after the 2015 season, when he signed off on a transfer from RBNY to Chelsea for $5 million. He made two appearances for the Blues in the spring of 2016 and has spent the bulk of the last 15 months on loan with Vitesse Arnhem of the Eredivisie...

If he excels – and he's definitely good enough to do so – then perhaps he'll end up scoring himself a loan to Girona for 2018/19, or maybe 2019/20. And if that goes well, then maybe he'll end up, one day, wearing Sky Blue and playing at the City of Manchester Stadium.


They speculate NAC Breda with Angelino.

He could make it, but higher chance of not. Either way not so sure Mooy is really the right comparison and I actually think some of us are too dismissive of our "lesser" signings as just cash makers. I think there is overwhelmingly the case, with maybe 1 or 2 exceptions I can think of that there is some feeling these players could make the team.
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Re: City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby Foreverinbluedreams » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:15 pm

I wasn't comparing him to Mooy ability wise Prez, my point was we turned an excellent profit on Mooy so these types of signings aren't "jokeshop".
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Re: City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby PrezIke » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:50 pm

Foreverinbluedreams wrote:I wasn't comparing him to Mooy ability wise Prez, my point was we turned an excellent profit on Mooy so these types of signings aren't "jokeshop".


I see. My misunderstanding.
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Re: City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby Justified logic » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:05 pm

Celtic I reckon.
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Re: City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby Mikhail Chigorin » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:29 pm

PrezIke wrote:Aaron Mooy was already 25 years old, so potential is limited where as Erik Palmer-Brown is 20 so not quite the same thing. No one is going to get too carried away with the signing, but he does have potential:

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/09/ ... -elsewhere

Palmer-Brown has a ton of potential – he could end up being really good. But there's no doubt he's going out on loan. This is similar to the gambit Matt Miazga took after the 2015 season, when he signed off on a transfer from RBNY to Chelsea for $5 million. He made two appearances for the Blues in the spring of 2016 and has spent the bulk of the last 15 months on loan with Vitesse Arnhem of the Eredivisie...

If he excels – and he's definitely good enough to do so – then perhaps he'll end up scoring himself a loan to Girona for 2018/19, or maybe 2019/20. And if that goes well, then maybe he'll end up, one day, wearing Sky Blue and playing at the City of Manchester Stadium.


They speculate NAC Breda with Angelino.

He could make it, but higher chance of not. Either way not so sure Mooy is really the right comparison and I actually think some of us are too dismissive of our "lesser" signings as just cash makers. I think there is overwhelmingly the case, with maybe 1 or 2 exceptions I can think of that there is some feeling these players could make the team.


What sort of player is he Prez ??

Is he a Pep style ball playing centre back (from the linked article where it described him playing in midfield, I'm surmising this is the case), or is he a tough tackling, no-nonsense, non-Pep style defender (which I wouldn't mind if he were) and what's he like with the ball in the air ??
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Re: City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby Moonchesteri » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:07 am

NAC, Girona and NYCFC are going to benefit from this fella for one season at each before we loan him out to Italian team in relegation battle with obligation to buy at price of 1mil if they stay up, 0,5mil if they go down

So excited about this signing!
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Re: City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby Swales4ever » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:58 pm

or maybe not.
few seems to know. might be a winter surprise
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Re: City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby Original Dub » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:01 pm

Farmer Brown?
They've got Gill, pulling strings in Uefa. They've got the Media creaming their pants all over them and haven't twigged that you actually need a football team.
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Re: City sign 20 year old American Erik Palmer-Brown?

Postby JamieMCFC » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:45 pm

Moonchesteri wrote:NAC, Girona and NYCFC are going to benefit from this fella for one season at each before we loan him out to Italian team in relegation battle with obligation to buy at price of 1mil if they stay up, 0,5mil if they go down

So excited about this signing!


He can't play for NYCFC even on loan. Sporting KC still own his rights in MLS.
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