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Manchester City unveil four-match pre-season tour of the United States including Chelsea showdown



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Premier League champions Manchester City have unveiled a four-match tour of the United States this summer to make up their preparations for the new season.

It follows on from the club’s hugely successful tour of far-east Asia ahead of the ongoing campaign, and marks a return across the Atlantic Ocean having warmed-up for the Treble-winning season of 2022/23 in the USA.

In a slightly longer warm-up campaign, Manchester City have confirmed that they will embark on four matches in four different states along the eastern side of the United States, meeting the likes of FC Barcelona and Premier League rivals Chelsea along the way.

As announced in an official club statement on Tuesday afternoon, Manchester City have revealed they will kick-off their pre-season period against the reigning Scottish Premier League champions Celtic on 23 July at Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill.

City will then travel to New York City’s iconic Yankee Stadium, where they will face off against the iconic Italian giants AC Milan on 27 July 2024, in a game that will also mark 10 years since the two sides last met during the 2014 pre-season tour.

Pep Guardiola’s side will travel to Florida for their third contests as they face Barcelona at the Camping World Stadium, Orlando on 30 July 2024, before travelling to Columbus, Ohio for their final fixture at the Ohio Stadium against Chelsea on Saturday 3 August 2024.

The pre-season tour of the United States is likely to be Manchester City supporters’ first opportunity to catch a glimpse of new signings, while the club are also expected to review the talents of a number of youth players before the 2024/25 season.

City are expected to welcome City Football Group starlet Savio into their pre-season roster, after securing the services of the Brazilian winger from ESTAC Troyes following an outstanding season to date with La Liga high-flyers Girona.

Elsewhere, Yan Couto could also be welcomed into Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad for the trip to the USA, following a season that has also seen the club’s youth right-back talent secure his first senior Brazil cap as a reward for his Girona outings.