The Premier League season will end for Tottenham Hotspur on May 24, but Spurs won't be finished playing football. The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Spurs are set to announce a trip Down Under to play Hyundai A-League team Sydney Football Club in a friendly match on May 30.
The match is as of yet unofficial, but the teams are supposedly set to announce the friendly on Friday. The match is scheduled to take place at ANZ Stadium, Sydney FC's home pitch.
Spurs are one of the most popular Premier League teams in Australia, and playing a friendly of this nature is, obviously, a good opportunity for Spurs to increase its #brand overseas. This friendly is likely to be a one-off event, but there is speculation that Australia could possibly be a preseason tour destination for Tottenham. Spurs were allegedly competing with Bayern Munich and Chelsea for this friendly (so at least Spurs beat Chelsea in something this week).
Post-season friendlies such as this one can be extremely lucrative matches for all parties. The government of New South Wales is expected to finance the trip, but as of yet there is no financial information to share.
Sydney FC are currently fifth in the 10-team A-League table, with a record of 8-8-3. Barring a late season collapse they are set to participate in the end-of-season A-League Finals Series playoffs in May.
This match would be the first time that Spurs have visited Australia to play a match in 30 years. Get excited, Aussie Spurs fans!