Having joined the Ligue 1 team on loan from parent club Manchester City last summer, Erik Palmer-Brown has now signed a permanent contract that will keep him with Troyes until 2024.
Signing on with the reigning English champions from MLS’ Sporting Kansas City in 2018, the Ohio native immediately became a journeyman as soon as he signed on the dotted line. He was shipped off to KV Kortrijk in Belgium, the first of four loan moves.
Palmer-Brown had a rough start with his French team, having spent the first part of the season mostly on the bench. Last month however, the struggling side hired a new head coach, Bruno Irles, who obviously saw something in the American defender that the previously coached did not. The twice capped national team defender has played three times already this year, compared to just twice during the first half of the season.
In reality, the permanent deal was actually nothing more than an internal move within the City Football Group. CFG owns ten teams around the globe, including Lommel in Belgium, Melbourne City in Australia and of course NYCFC.
Troyes, with most likely Erik Palmer-Brown in the starting line-up, will host fellow strugglers Metz on Sunday afternoon.