Barcelona's club management on Wednesday said it was still interested in playing a competitive La Liga match in the United States against Girona this season, despite the continued refusal by the Spanish football players' union to go along with the plan.
Barcelona spokesperson Josep Vives said there was still a long way to go before the proposed match in January against Girona becomes a reality, reports Efe news.
"We are interested in playing there (in the United States) because it is a strategic market, but we want it to be in consensus, agreement and harmony between the players and the Spanish soccer federation," Vives said.
Girona's management has also said, in a joint statement with Barça, it is willing to play the match in Miami.
Vives added that Barcelona's players understood the club's position on the matter, after the squad had been upset about not being informed of the possibility of playing in the US.