Girona fans set for US compensation

La Liga are set to fund the flights and hotel stays of 1,500 Girona fans to see their team play Barcelona, according to reports.

The fixture was originally scheduled for Girona’s Estadio Montilivi in late January with L’Esportiu reporting the league’s plans to appease fans following a series of reports they were the chosen fixture for this season.

The clash is now reportedly set for Miami's Hard Rock Stadium with up to 5,000 season ticket holders being offered a seat in the reverse match at the Camp Nou.

Alternatively, season ticket holders can be reimbursed up to 40% of the original fee they paid at the start of the campaign, when no such plans had been mentioned.

Barca have only ever visited their Catalan neighbors in an official match on one previous occasion, collecting a 3-0 victory last season.

The talk comes about following La Liga striking a 15-year deal with Relevent to stage La Liga fixtures in the United States, a move which has caused huge controversy.

Last month, the Spanish players union (AFE) confirmed that players would consider strike action in their opposition to such plans.