In today’s modern game there is precious little time to rest on laurels or enjoy the moment, so while┬áAtl├®tico de Madrid┬áare enjoying their best season in recent decades the club’s management is already planning next season. Things need to be agreed in good time and Miguel ├üngel Gil, Atl├®tico’s Managing Director, has been away for several days closing deals on behalf of the club.
Gil Mar├¡n is now in Qatar, where he has met up with Enrique Cerezo, but he has already visited Singapore where the deal for the club to play at least one summer friendly has been signed. That was confirmed on Tuesday on the club’s website that made mention of Gil Mar├¡n’s comments in interviews given on the trip. “We are going to Singapore for a reason, to support the work done by the Peter Lim Foundation that helps youngsters achieve their sporting dreams. I love the idea and they have invited us to play a game and I can’t say no,” Gil Mar├¡n said.
The game will almost definitely be played in August and Atl├®tico’s opponents will be Lions in the Jalan Besar Stadium.
Press reports in Singapore also suggest the game will form part of a Far-East tour that will include games in Beijing in China and against Muangthong in Thailand.