Is it necessary? Wolves fans appear to be split over Asia Trophy participation

On Monday the four teams to play in the Premier League’s Asia Trophy in China during pre-season were announced with Wolves, West Ham, Manchester City and Newcastle all set to be involved.

The competition will take place in July but reacting to the news on Twitter, Wolves fans have been sharing mixed views.

Some individuals were looking forward to the prospect of a long distance away trip but there were more serious concerns for other fans, questioning where the club’s priorities lie.

One fan claimed it was unnecessary and could affect them going into the next season, with the potential of playing in Europe still a real possibility.

Wolves currently sit in seventh place in the Premier League so qualifying for the Europa League may be on the cards, through that channel, or via the FA Cup.

Others meanwhile sarcastically made reference to the ticketing system that had annoyed many fans when applying for FA Cup semi-final tickets.

The 2019 Asia Trophy will be its ninth instalment. Having been founded in 2003, it’s a competition that’s played every two years. The previous winners in 2017 were Liverpool.

Here’s the best of the reaction from the Molineux faithful.