NAC Breda eye current and former Manchester City defenders as partnership continues

NAC Breda are hoping to clinch a double deal for current Manchester City defender Erik Palmer-Brown and a City academy graduate Greg Leigh, according to Voetbal International.

Palmer-Brown, 21, recently won his first cap for the USA national team against Bolivia and spent the second half of last season on loan at KV Kortrijk in Belgium following his arrival at City.

The American had the chance to join Ajax or PSV Eindhoven last season, but chose City, and could be facing those two Dutch giants next season if NAC can sign him on loan.

A year in the Eredivisie would give Palmer-Brown more experience and allow him to mature as a player, much like Angeliño did. The Spaniard has joined PSV in a €5million-plus deal after an impressive year on loan at NAC.

Manchester-born Leigh, 23, would not come directly from City having left been released by the club in 2015 before joining Bradford, and more recently Bury. He would come from the City’s extensive database of players and replace Angeliño, although he is a different style of full-back than the Spaniard, being more physical.

The former England under-19 international defender is out of contract after two years at Gigg Lane and a move to the Netherlands could appeal to him. However, he also has interest from English clubs and has yet to decide his next step.

NAC are poised to re-sign City youngster Paolo Fernandes for a second season and he is likely to be joined by Serbian youngster Luka Ilić.

City Watch understands EDS forward Lorenzo Gonzalez, 18, is also under serious consideration to join next season’s loan crew at NAC.

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