May 25, 2024

Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Brighton are expected to visit Japan this summer, according to Japanese sources.
Newcastle United will reportedly join Premier League rivals Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur in Japan for pre-season training.

The Magpies wanted to spend their second summer in the United States after joining the Premier League Summer Series in 2023. However, suggestions for games against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton, maybe in Florida, have yet to come to fruition.

As reported by NewcastleWorld last week, United have been looking into alternate options as they prepare for a summer trip, and sources in Japan suggest Eddie Howe’s team is on its way to the Far East. They will meet J-League clubs Urawa and Yokohama, with the former slated to play on Wednesday, July 31 at the 63,000-capacity Saitama Stadium.

 

Newcastle United - Toon in training: Getting set for the Sela Cup

 

The tour has yet to be announced by the Magpies, who will make the long travel to Australia to face Spurs on Wednesday, May 22 – just three days after their final Premier League game of the 2023-24 season against Brentford. The decision is commercial in nature, with the goal of capitalizing on any potential for profit or reputation enhancement. Meanwhile, Howe’s men are poised to compete in the Sela Cup, building on the success of last year’s inaugural competition on Tyneside. United triumphed in the 2023 edition, beating Nice, Villarreal, and Fiorentina. However, there is an awareness that opponents for the 2024 edition of the competition need to improve, with fans failing to pack out the St JamesSaudi clubs were explored, but at this point, it does not appear that the team is pursuing that approach.
Saudi clubs were explored, but at this point, it does not appear that the team is pursuing that approach.

 

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