MANCHESTER CITY’S Pre-season pleasant with French membership Troyes on July 31 has been cancelled attributable to coronavirus restrictions.
Pep Guardiola’s aspect can not journey to France with out quarantining after the UK authorities’s Covid-19 guidelines have been amended.
Manchester Metropolis’s pre-season has been disrupted by Covid and worldwide tournamentsCredit score: Getty
UK travellers getting back from France need to quarantine for ten days on return, with Metropolis’s season beginning only a week after the cancelled pleasant.
The Premier League champions now have simply ONE pleasant organized earlier than the Neighborhood Defend towards Leicester on August 7.
That fixture is towards Championship aspect Preston on the Academy Stadium on Tuesday, July 27.
The pleasant will happen behind closed doorways attributable to a recent Covid outbreak at the Etihad.
Guardiola will likely be pissed off by the information because it’s one other blow to his workforce’s pre-season preparations, which solely started on Monday, July 19.
Most of his squad will likely be late again attributable to their worldwide commitments, resulting in worries they will not be prepared for the brand new Premier League season.
Kyle Walker, John Stones and Raheem Sterling all performed in England’s Euro 2020 remaining defeat to Italy, while Phil Foden is nursing a worrying foot injury.
City start their title defence away to Tottenham on August 15 earlier than going through European champions Chelsea the next month.
The Manchester-based membership are but to make any progress within the switch market, although they reportedly want Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
Metropolis are additionally believed to be interested in signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland – rated at £150MILLION.
One participant who will not be coming to the Etihad this summer is Antoine Griezmann after a membership supply quashed any lingering rumours.
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