Summer in Europe brings about many things, most notably holidays for players and offseason transfers.
It is also cricket season in the UK and nothing is bigger than the Ashes between England and Australia which kicked off on Wednesday.
Good luck @KP24 and the boys today lets keep these ashes were they belong!
— phil neville18 (@fizzer18) July 10, 2013
Whilst Neville’s former United teammate Rio Ferdinand used Twitter for some harmless self-promotion.
Additionally, Premier League clubs take off to all corners of the glove for preseason trips during this time of year. Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany was eagerly anticipating the clubs preseason journey to South Africa.
Translation: "Style beach model" lol photo by @ carvalhothaissa.”
Thanks to jkplatinum for pimping my Escalate!!! Amazing work bro. http://t.co/K8IvZ1eGAd
Everton winger Bryan Oviedo was delighted to welcome two new additions to the club.
— Bryan Oviedo (@Bryan_Oviedo) July 9, 2013
Romelu Lukaku had a pleasant dining experience with some of his Chelsea teammates.
— Romelu Lukaku (@RomeluLukaku9) July 10, 2013
— KEI KAMARA (@keikamara) July 9, 2013
Internship and this is the end are amazing! Classic vinny v and rogen!
Barcelona’s Gerard Deulofeu was showing plenty of excitement after joining Everton on loan.
Estoy con muchas ganas e ilusión para poder afrontar este reto! pic.twitter.com/u7ZIhaiUae
— gerard deulofeu (@gerardeulofeu) July 10, 2013
Translation: “I'm really really happy and excited to meet this challenge!”
US star Jozy Altidore was over the moon after signing a four-year deal with Sunderland.
— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) July 9, 2013
He then made an immediate impact, scoring in the preseason friendly against a local XI.
— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) July 10, 2013
And our favourite Twitter contributor Joey Barton was at it again, suggesting he was one of very few loathed sports fans getting around these days following Andy Murray’s victory at Wimbledon.
This pool of sportsman that are despised is shrinking with that victory by Murray. I'm starting to get lonely... #comebackandy
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) July 7, 2013