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City to visit South Korea in late July [Naver]

Manchester City will visit South Korea in late July as part of their post-season tour of the Far East, according to local source Naver.

City have already confirmed plans to visit China this summer, where it’s thought Pep Guardiola will be unveiled to the world as the new manager, but news of a visit to South Korea is new and further evidence of the Blues trying to break into the Asian market.

According to the report, the hope is that City will play a friendly against K-League side Suwon Samsung Bluewings as part of the Nexen Cup. This would make sense after City formed a partnership with Nexen last August.

It’s also speculated that this could lead to the City Football Group becoming more involved in the K-League, though not necessarily by adding another club to the growing portfolio.

City have yet to confirm this visit, but local reports seem confident of it happening.

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