The Reds are hoping to host the La Liga champions at the Adelaide Oval next year.
Adelaide United coach Josep Gombau claims he has the connections to engineer a friendly with Barcelona next summer.
The A-League club are hoping to follow in the footsteps of rivals Melbourne Victory and the A-League All-Stars by luring a giant of European football to Australia for a pre-season match after the duo successfully staged matches against Liverpool and Manchester United respectively.
But the Reds are hoping to raise the bar in terms of oppositions by attempting to persuade Barca to make the trip Down Under in 2014 to face them at the Adelaide Oval
And despite the $3 million fee they charge for friendly matches Gombau says he can use his contacts in spain to deliver the Catalan club.
‘’I have the right (Barca) connections,’’ Gombau claimed to the Herald Sun.
‘’I can speak with the club with the persons that are involved with these kinds of games but of course to bring Barcelona here you need a lot of money because their fee is high.
‘’It’s something that Adelaide United need to think (about) and if they need my help I can give them that.’’
The visit of United alone saw a $16 million injection into the NSW economy displaying the earning potential of hosting a game of that ilk.
Some 200,000 are thought to have Stadium Australia, Allianz Stadium and the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch the Premier League champions and Liverpool, with 22,000 alone paying to watch the Red Devil’s train.