Manchester City to Join West Ham, Newcastle and Wolves in Pre-Season Premier League Asia Trophy

Manchester City will be competing alongside West Ham, Newcastle and Wolves in this summer's Premier League Asia Trophy in China.

The pre-season tournament is held every two years in Asia and was first hosted in 2003 as the only Premier League affiliated competition to be held outside of the UK. 

The previous tournament, hosted in 2017, was won by Liverpool, who prevailed over Crystal Palace, Leicester and West Brom.

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​Sky Sports have now confirmed that the four teams for this year's competition will be ​Manchester City​West Ham​Wolves and ​Newcastle.

This is the first time City have featured in the tournament since they won it back in 2013. Pep Guardiola's side will also play Japanese outfit Yokohama FM on July 27 at the Nissan Stadium as part of their Asia tour.

​Speaking to City's club website, the club's chief operating officer Omar Berrada said"We are delighted to return to China and take part in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

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"China is a special place for City - it's where Pep Guardiola began his City tenure in 2016 and we have a huge number of passionate followers across the country.

"We're looking forward to hosting exciting events in China and welcoming local fans to our matches."

Premier League Interim Chief Executive Richard Masters has also had a say on the tournament.

"We are delighted to be bringing the Premier League Asia Trophy to China this summer and playing in both Nanjing and Shanghai will be an exciting experience for the league and our clubs." he said, as per Newcastle's ​club website.

"In Manchester City we have the reigning Premier League champions competing for the trophy, along with three other excellent clubs in Newcastle United, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. I have no doubt the fans can expect some competitive and thrilling Premier League action."

Source : 90min