Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed to Die Welt that Bayern Munich would be traveling to China this summer for a few friendlies. After their relatively successful stop in the United States last summer, Bayern knows that the Asian market is the next stop if they have their eyes set on conquering the world.
"The team will play three games there: in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou," Rummenigge revealed. If we were to speculate opponents based on location, Bayern could be facing Beijing Guoan FC, Sven-Göran Erickson's Shanghai SIPG FC, and Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC.
"We're in global competition. That means for us now that we have to be present in countries a long way away." Rummenigge continued, "We will steadily speed up our internationalization. China is becoming an increasingly important market for football. We hope to be able to play a role there in the coming years."
Back in February, Bayern board member Jörg Wacker told Bild that the club hope to have their Chinese fan shop up and running before visiting the country this summer.