Everton fans react on Twitter to club announcement of European-based pre-season tournament

A general view of the Park Stand outside Goodison Park, home of Everton FC on November 13, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

The Toffees are finalising their pre-season plans ahead of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.

A general view of the Park Stand outside Goodison Park, home of Everton FC on November 13, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Everton have confirmed on their official website that they will be taking part in a "European-based tournament" in the latter stages of their pre-season and some Toffees fans have given their opinion on the announcement, as well as attempting to figure out which competition it will be.

The Premier League club unveiled their pre-season programme last week, beginning with a trip to Kenya to face Kariobangi Sharks in the SportPesa Trophy in Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium on Sunday 7 July.

After that, Marco Silva and his charges will head to Switzerland for a training camp, with games against FC Sion on Sunday 14 July and AS Monaco on Friday 19 July, both in the municipality of Bagnes.

 

Everton will then lock horns with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Wednesday 24 July before taking part in the aforementioned tournament on Saturday 27 July and wrapping up their programme with a trip to Werder Bremen on Saturday 3 August.

The Merseysiders said that confirmation of the European-based tournament, opposition and kickoff times will be provided in the next few days, once details are finalised between the event organisers and each of the clubs taking part.

Here is what some Everton fans on Twitter made of the announcement:

Following pre-season, Everton get their 2019-20 Premier League campaign under way with a trip to Crystal Palace on the weekend of 10-11 August.

Cenk Tosun of Everton celebrates with Marco Silva, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on October 21, 2018 in...

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