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Tottenham announce pre-season tour in Asia

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Spurs are headed East this summer!

Malaysia XI v Tottenham Hotspur Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur still have three months to go in the current campaign, but it’s never too early to look ahead to the summer when it comes to the team’s travel plans. Spurs have truly become a global entity, making regular trips to the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Korea and so on.

Spurs will continue their globe-trotting ways this summer as the club have announced their July pre-season stops. The destinations? Check it out:

The full press release doesn’t give much information beyond the locations and some history, but the cool part is that this will be Spurs’ first ever trip to Shanghai.

We are delighted to announce that the First Team squad will travel to Singapore and Shanghai as part of our pre-season tour in July in preparation for the 2019/20 season.

Our 2019 pre-season tour will see us return to Singapore for the first time since 1995 when we played against the Singapore Lions. We previously visited mainland China in 2009 when we contested the Barclays Asia Trophy in Beijing, while we also visited Hong Kong as recently as 2017 to compete in a post-season fixture against Kitchee SC.

It will be our First-Team’s maiden visit to Shanghai.

The tour will also enable us to join in the Centennial celebrations of our Global Principal Partner, AIA, whose roots trace back to Shanghai in 1919. The Club and AIA have enjoyed a successful strategic partnership since the start of the 2013/2014 season. Our tour to both Singapore and Shanghai will form an important part of the Pan-Asian life insurer’s Centennial, with a 12-month programme of special events and activities across its 18 markets in the region having commenced in January.

Usually, the club releases more information in April or May about the trip. If you’re in either of these areas, I would strongly recommend reaching out to the supporters groups in these areas to get further information. From personal experience, the supporters clubs are given an allotment of tickets that can be ordered directly but you have to be a member.

There’s been rumblings that Spurs will be participating in the International Champions Cup again but this makes no mention of the competition. We’ll wait to see if there’s more to come this summer.