Report: Erik Palmer-Brown attracting interest from Ajax, others in Europe


Erik Palmer-Brown has become one of the brightest talents in the U.S. Men’s National Team pool over the years despite a significant lack of playing time with MLS side Sporting KC.

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The 20-year-old defender could be on his way back to Europe though, and this time on a more permanent basis.

Metro New York is reporting that the Sporting KC center back is attracting serious interest from Europa League finalists Ajax and Portuguese side Porto, who saw EPB in person last season while he served on a loan spell from MLS.

The report also that states that Palmer-Brown is being monitored by several larger clubs like Premier League champions Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.

Palmer-Brown has made just 10 appearances for Sporting KC since signing with the Western Conference side back in 2013 — becoming the youngest player to join the senior team in club history.

The young defender has shined with numerous levels of the USMNT program, including most recently with the U.S. Under-20s, who lost in the quarterfinals of this month’s U-20 World Cup in South Korea.