Barcelona sign to play in Hong Kong and Beijing

Spanish La Liga club Barcelona is reportedly set to receive US$1.6 million for playing a friendly against Hong Kong club Happy Valley on 10 August. “The deal is almost done,” sources close to the team told the South China Morning Post, quoted by Soccer Investor. “We’re just finalising a few details with Barcelona.” Another Hong Kong side, South China, also wanted to arrange a friendly against Barcelona but the financial demands of the Catalan club, the reigning UEFA Champions League holders, were prohibitive. Barcelona will also play Beijing Guon, a Chinese Super League side, in the Chinese capital later this year.