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Confirmed: Erik Palmer-Brown to Manchester City

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The young defender could be heading to one of the big clubs of the EPL

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Sporting KC Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

[Update: It sounds like the Star has spoken with Sporting KC and head coach Peter Vermes and they have confirmed EPB is on the way to Man City after the season is over on a free transfer. This will allow the club to retain his MLS rights, if he ever decides to return.]

Erik Palmer-Brown may not only be heading to Europe but it sounds like he may be headed to one of the big clubs in the English Premier League. According to a report by Kristian Dyer, the young Sporting Kansas City defender has signed with Manchester City of the English Premier League.

Palmer-Brown is out of contract at the end of this year and would be leaving on a free transfer. Sporting KC would retain the MLS rights to Palmer-Brown if he ever returned to the league.

Sporting KC signed Palmer-Brown to a Home Grown contract when he was just 16. The Kansas City native has played just 16 games for SKC but has been kept busy with representing the U.S at the U-20 World Cup twice and U.S. youth matches. Palmer-Brown was the team captain for the U-20’s this year as well.

According to the report, Manchester City has signed the 20-year old center back to a four-and-a-half year contract.