Highly-rated American teenager Erik Palmer-Brown is in Portugal ahead of a potential loan move to FC Porto.
The 18-year-old left Sporting KC’s preseason camp to fly to Europe where he is meeting with Porto, who have won seven of the past ten Primeira Liga titles.
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Palmer-Brown became Sporting KC’s youngest-ever player when he signed a homegrown contract with the club at the age of 16. In his debut at 17, he became the youngest defender to ever start an MLS game. He featured in seven matches this season for SKC.
One of America’s brightest young talents, Palmer-Brown has represented the United States on various youth levels, and played for the U.S. in the 2015 U-20 World Cup.
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This is not the first time Palmer-Brown was close to a move to Europe, as Italian champions Juventus reportedly offered $1 million for the defender in 2014. While that bid was turned down, it looks like this Porto move could go through.