16 Jul Premier League information: Manchester Metropolis lastly fly out to China for pre-season tour after cancelled flights
After having their flight to China cancelled twice over the weekend, the Premier League champions finally set off on Monday for pre-season
Manchester Metropolis have lastly set off for his or her pre-season tour of Asia two days later than initially scheduled after an “administrative problem” noticed their flights cancelled.
Metropolis have been imagined to fly to China on Saturday, however they have been prevented from boarding their aircraft.
The membership launched a press release confirming their plans had been pushed again a day attributable to “an unexpected administrative problem past the membership’s management”, with their journey firm reportedly responsible.
It was then reported on Sunday that Metropolis’s flight had been cancelled once more. Though the membership failed to verify that on the time, a tweet from their official Twitter account a day later urged the rumours have been correct.
“On the way in which,” they wrote, displaying photos of the gamers showing to board the aircraft nearly 48 hours later than initially deliberate.
On the way in which… ✈️🇨🇳
— Manchester Metropolis (@ManCity) July 15, 2019
Metropolis will face West Ham in Nanjing on Wednesday, earlier than then heading to Hong Kong to play Kitchee and ending their pre-Group Protect video games in opposition to Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan on July 27.
Pep Guardiola’s aspect efficiently defended the Premier League title final season, pipping Liverpool to the ending publish by a single level.
Additionally they gained the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, finishing an unprecedented home treble and extra success can be anticipated subsequent time period.
Metropolis have been comparatively quiet throughout the summer season transfer window, however they did announce membership report signing Rodri’s arrival from Atletico Madrid in the beginning of July, after assembly his £63 million ($79m) buy-out clause.
The Residents have additionally resigned Spanish defender Angelino and introduced in American goalkeeper Zack Steffen, as Guardiola makes delicate tweaks to his all-star squad.
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It has been urged that the ex-Barcelona tactician will make a transfer for a brand new left-back earlier than the transfer window slams shut, given Benjamin Mendy’s ongoing health points.
Leicester’s Ben Chilwell has been mooted a possible goal, however no formal affords have but been submitted.