Premier League giants, Manchester United are in line to earn around £3million if they decide to travel to Kolkata, India to play East Bengal in a friendly - with the club currently in talks over holding a first-ever match in the country during their pre-season tour this summer.
The Red Devils are mulling over playing a game on the 26th of July, with it being reported that they will get a payday of £3m if they are able to find the sponsors for the game. The proposed friendly has been in the making for sometime as a four-man delegation of United officials led by director of football operations Alan Dawson had travelled to Kolkata last year in an attempt to negotiate a deal.
Manchester United have held talks with East Bengal about a pre-season friendly, that would see #MUFC play in India for the first time. The game will go ahead providing East Bengal can find sponsors to help pay the £3m required. [Sun]— RedReveal (@RedReveal) February 6, 2020
"We had a meeting. We are trying our best to make the Manchester United match happen, and we will see what possibilities we can explore. They are ready to play here, but their appearance fee is huge. I cannot tell the amount, but it is something we need to consider," East Bengal director Debabrata Sarkar, said as per Dailymail.
"Manchester United are happy, and have submitted a report after their inspection. After May we can decide whether they will play here or not. As of now we are busy finding new sponsors."
If the match does go ahead, it will take place at the Yuvabharati Krirancan Stadium to coincide with the cenetary celebrations on the 1st of August.