Barcelona announce 2019 summer tour to Asia

first_imgView comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The trip raises the possibility of a reunion with Andres Iniesta, who joined Japan’s Vissel Kobe in May after 22 years at Barcelona.Fernando Torres also departed La Liga in the summer for the J-League, where the striker plays for Sagan Tosu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Barca will travel to Asia next summer to get closer to local fans and partners, and plans to visit China and Japan during the pre-season, as part of the global expansion and brand development strategy,” the club wrote in a statement.“Football is growing at a fast pace in countries like China and Japan, where the club not only wants to develop commercially, but also to capture and retain fans.” Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has emphasized the importance of the Asian market to the club, who have a stated aim of reaching one billion euros in revenue by 2021.The announcement also comes after Barca agreed a four-year deal with Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten to become their main shirt sponsor from last season. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college PBA: Alaska grinds out win over Columbian, but Compton ‘unhappy’ MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Barcelona’s Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal (L) greets Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi as he leaves the pitch during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 29, 2018. (Photo by Pau Barrena / AFP)Barcelona plan to visit China and Japan as part of a pre-season tour to Asia next summer, the club announced on Tuesday.After consecutive years traveling to the United States for the International Champions Cup, Barca will return to Asia for the first time since playing a friendly in Qatar in December 2016.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more