The two-week trip has a set preliminary date of September.
Western Sydney Wanderers are expected to confirm that they will be embarking pre-season tour of Japan and China in September.
It’s believe the two-week trip, partly funded by the state government, will be announced next Wednesday and the Sydney Morning Herald understand it will consist of three games in Japan – including two former clubs of marquee player Shinji Ono – and a potential match in China.
One of those is anticipated to be J-League Urawa Red Diamonds, with whom Ono made his debut in 1998 and helped win the Asian Champions League title in 2007, while 33-year-old’s ex-employers Shimizu S-Pulse and Tokyo Verdy are also being lined up.
The excursion will mimic Sydney FC’s excursion to Italy early this summer and will be used by head coach Tony Popovic to prepare his side for the upcoming A-League season, as well as acclimatising to the diverse styles of football Wanderers will encounter in the Asian Champions League next year.
A friendly against Wellington Phoenix at the Lily Holmes Stadium in Seven Hills on Wednesday will come before they jet off to Asia with the club confident of a full house after the capacity was limited to just 4,000.