Manchester City defender Erik Palmer-Brown is set to leave the club this summer for Venezia FC following his return to the Premier League side from a season-long loan spell.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the newly promoted Italian club are eager to add the American international to their ranks this summer.

As per the report, a transfer ‘could be the springboard’ Palmer-Brown needs to kick-start his career.

Pep Guardiola signed the defender from Sporting Kansas City in 2018.

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Despite arriving with a high reputation, Palmer-Brown was unable to make a dent in the City first-team. Since landing in England, the centre-back has been out on loan three times.

His latest spell saw the 24-year-old impress for Austrian Bundesliga side Austria Vienna.

The Ohio-born defender made 29 appearances for the club. And with Palmer-Brown’s contract expiring next year, a permanent move appears to be on the cards.

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The American never made a first-team appearance for City. Before joining the Premier League side, Palmer-Brown was the subject of interest from the likes of Ajax, PSG and PSG as reported by the Metro New York.

Whilst players from the United States are starting to thrive in Europe, such as Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic and FC Barcelona’s Sergino Dest, Palmer-Brown has been unable to follow in the footsteps of his international teammates.

However, with Venezia building an American core this summer, Palmer-Brown will be a welcome addition to the club who will be one to watch next season in Italy.

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