It has been confirmed that Wolves will make their debut in the pre-season Premier League Asia Trophy this summer. The Far East tournament takes place every two years and Liverpool claimed the spoils when it was last held in 2017, beating Leicester City 2-1 in the Hong Kong final.
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Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion were the other participants two years ago but Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves team will be joined by Manchester City, West Ham and Newcastle United this time around, with the event moving to mainland China.
The quartet will be guaranteed two matches at the tournament, with a semi-final followed by a final or third-place play-off as the sides prepare for the start of the 2019-2020 Premier League season. The semi-finals take place in Nanjing while Shanghai will host the final and third-place play-off and City will be looking for their second win in the event after lifting the trophy in 2013.
The Hammers have made one previous appearance in the Asia Trophy, finishing third in 2009 while Newcastle were beaten by Chelsea in the 2003 final but have not returned since.