BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter
Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) today announced its plan to purchase a land in Spain, to develop its pre-season training camp.
The 2015 Malaysia Super League and AFC Cup champions announced on its social media on Wednesday, that the land will either be in the region of Valencia, or Barcelona, and a delegation has been sent there to scout for prospective plots of land.
The announcement explained that the facilities will be used to house JDT players when they travel to Spain for pre-season training, as well as for lodging of youth JDT players who will be
loaned out to Spanish clubs.
The club have described the plan as "Another step forward for JDT, being the first club in the country to own a football facility overseas."
The Southern Tigers' domestic facilities are unarguably the best in the country, and they are also about to start work on their state-of-the-art new stadium.
On top of that, JDT owner Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim are close with Peter Lim, the Singaporean owner of Spanish side Valencia CF, and has visited club football giants Barcelona a few months ago, in a work visit.