A preseason tour that would see Spanish giant, Real Madrid, take on three opponents across the U.S. in the International Champions Cup will see the world’s most valuable club earn 12 million Euros.

According to Spanish sports website, Marca, Madrid may have earned more if they had opted for a tour of China or Australia as they did last summer.

Last summer when Madrid visited both Australia and China and played a total of four matches – one more than they’ll do this summer – they pocketed 20 million Euros.

New Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane is said to be one major reason why Madrid is not pocketing as much as or above 20 million euros this summer from their preseason tour.

After last summer’s visit to Australia and China, Zidane requested a preseason tour with fewer hours of travel – a wish that was granted.

Real Madrid have already started preparations for the new season and are currently training in Montreal, Canada from where they will travel to the U.S. for their three fixtures.

The three fixtures will be played in Colombus, Ann Arbor (Michigan) and New Jersey.

After these fixtures, the team is expected to end its preseason tour and head back to Spain to put final touch to preparations ahead of the new season, which will start later in August.


Author: Yemi Olarinre