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Everton will host Portuguese giants Porto in a testimonial for Leon Osman

Jan Kruger

Everton have announced they will face Porto in a pre-season testimonial fixture for Leon Osman.

The 33 year old made his debut against Tottenham on January 12, 2003 and has only even played for the Blues, having made his way through the youth sides and featuring in the 1998 FA Youth Cup winning side.

Osman has made nearly 400 appearances for the Toffees, and his decade of service will be the home friendly on August 3. The game has a planned 4pm kick off.

The midfielder suffered a serious knee injury in 2001, which kept him out for almost a year. However, he returned to full fitness and after successful loan spells at Carlisle United and Derby United he earned his first start against Wolves in May 2004, scoring after just three minutes.

He would become a key player under former manager David Moyes, and more recently for Roberto Martinez. He has scored 54 goals for the club during his time at the club.

The club has also confirmed they will take on Tranmere Rovers on July 22, which will be a 7.45pm kick off.