Real Madrid want to play matches at a friendlier time for a Chinese audience to raise their profile in the lucrative Asian market, club director Emilio Butragueno said on Thursday.
Real Madrid have signed a collaborative agreement with the CITIC Group, China's largest financial conglomerate, to expand the club's image in Asia in return for helping to develop the Beijing Guoan club.
David Beckham's debut for Real Madrid is likely to be the most widely watched sporting event China has staged with almost one billion people in the country having access to Saturday's game.
England captain David Beckham wants to put all the hoopla surrounding his transfer to Real Madrid behind him and just concentrate on playing football.
Real Madrid will play a team of top Chinese players in an exhibition match in Beijing in August, sport officials said on Monday.