Report: Sporting KC reject Juventus bid for U.S. U-18 defender Palmer-Brown

Report: Sporting KC reject Juventus bid for U.S. U-18 defender Palmer-Brown

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Report: Sporting KC reject Juventus bid for U.S. U-18 defender Palmer-Brown

ErikPalmerBrownSportingKC1 (SportingKC)

By DAN KARELL

One of the world’s biggest clubs has reportedly made a bid for an American defender.

Juventus, three-time defending Serie A champions, made a transfer offer worth $1 million for Sporting Kansas City Homegrown signing Erik Palmer-Brown, though Sporting KC rejected the offer, according to a report in Sports Illustrated. A source close to the situation told SBI that there is definite interest from abroad in the 16-year-old defender, though they didn’t confirm whether or not there had been a transfer bid.

Neither Sporting KC or Juventus have commented publicly on the report.

Palmer-Brown is already a member of Sporting KC’s first team training sessions and was recently called into U.S. Under-20 head coach Tab Ramos’ training camp after spending time with the Under-18s in Florida. The report states that Juventus scouts saw him playing and training with the U.S. youth national teams.

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What do you think of this report? Excited that foreign clubs are interested in young Americans? Do you see Palmer-Brown playing a bigger role in Sporting KC’s first team next season? What does this say about our development system here in the U.S.?

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