Tottenham set to join West Ham in China

20 May 2009 10:39
China State Media have announced that Spurs will compete with Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan in the fourth version of the biennial tournament at the Worker's Stadium. Chelsea were reported to have been invited to take part but have decided to tour North America instead. Premier League champions Manchester United will play in China, but will skip the main two cities of Beijing and Shanghai and finish their Asian tour with a match against Hangzhou in Zhejiang on July 26. Meanwhile, Spurs winger Aaron Lennon could miss England's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Andorra due to a long-standing groin problem. Lennon has not played since the 1-0 home win over West Bromwich Albion at the beginning of May, and missed the 0-0 draw at Everton and 3-1 home win over Manchester City with the injury. Lennon could have been available for England at the U21 Championships alongside team mate Tom Huddlestone, but now both players are likely to miss the tournament through injury. Lennon has been outstanding this season, scoring five goals in 41 matches for Spurs in the league and in Europe this season. On Tuesday he was named the Young Player of the Year and Player of the Season at Tottenham.

Source: Telegraph