A fresh report from Catalan Radio has reported that there is a difference in opinion between the sports management of Barcelona and the coaching staff regarding the potential expansion of the team’s pre-season tour of the United States of America.
On May 19, Barcelona announced that the team would play two matches, against Inter Miami at the DRK PNK Stadium in South Florida and New York Red Bulls at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey as part of their pre-season tour.
However, since there is a distinct gap of 11 days between the two matches, the management is opening up the possibility of slotting another game in between, which will mostly be played in Las Vegas.
Although there is still no confirmation over the same, Catalan Radio explains an internal debate regarding the number of matches is in effect.
Xavi and his staff have no problem with playing three matches during the time as they believe it could bring a much-needed change in the scenery.
On the other hand, the team management wants them to play a total of four friendly matches in order to add more capital to an already weakened financial state.
As of today, the squad is currently on a vacation, hence the management has until July 4 to decide the next course of action.
By July 4, the players have been ordered to arrive at the Ciutat Esportiva de Sant Joan Despi to start the basics of the pre-season before travelling to the United States.
The match against Inter Miami will be played on July 20 while New York Red Bulls will go head to head against Barcelona on July 31. If the management decides to add more games, those will mostly be played in between the aforementioned dates.