West Ham to meet Man City in Iceland

laugardalsvollur12West Ham are set to play Premier League rivals Manchester City in a  pre-season friendly at the 9,800-seat Laugardalsvöllur in Reykjavík, Iceland this July.

According to local source RÚV, KSÍ, the Icelandic Football Association, is in talks with a foreign company to rent Laugardalsvöllur for a friendly.

KSI chief, Klara Bjartmars, confirmed that talks have taken place but would not name the clubs that would be involved. However, RÚV claim that it is Man City and West Ham who are lined up to meet in the Icelandic capital.

LaugardalsvöllurThe initial plan was for City to play Arsenal, who met in Gothenburg, Sweden last June, but with Arsenal’s Community Shield commitments, it was decided that West Ham would replace them.

The friendly deal is yet to be signed on the dotted line but the report believes it will go ahead.

With a running track around the outside of the pitch, the Hammers will feel right at home.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “West Ham to meet Man City in Iceland

  1. I’ve had enough of Man City for one calendar year thanks……

  2. I think the deal is that they field their U16 side. But they have to agree to go easy on our defence..

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