Barcelona players to wear names in Chinese character

Barcelona have affirmed their players will wear shirts highlighting Chinese characters when they go up against Real Madrid in the main leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final.

The LaLiga pioneers have declared the move to stamp Chinese New Year, with this the first run through Barcelona’s shirts have highlighted new characters on the back.

A Barcelona articulation affirmed the move is a piece of the club’s endeavors to build up a developing nearness in the Asian market.

“This activity is added to the video of compliment for the Chinese New Year that was made by the club and discharged this Monday, with the investment of first cooperative people Leo Messi, Gerard Pique, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Samuel Umtiti,” said the announcement.

“This year is likewise a critical one for the system of foundation of Barca in China, which will encounter its most vital minute next summer when the main group will visit China and Japan on their pre-season visit.”

Barca are trying to win the Copa del Rey for the fifth year in succession, yet they should triumph against adversaries Madrid on the off chance that they are to achieve the last once more.

Lionel Messi has been incorporated into Ernesto Valverde’s 19-man squad for the game in spite of the Barca commander enduring thigh damage at the end of the week.

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