Barcelona v Girona - La Liga
BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 24: FC Barcelona and Girona FC players hold a minute of silence in memory of the Basque policeman who died during clashes outside San Mames stadium in Bilbao on Thursday in the UEFA Europa League match between Club Athletic and Spartak Moscow before the La Liga match between Barcelona and Girona at Camp Nou on February 24, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

La Liga have formally made a request to the Spanish FA (RFEF) for the January league fixture between Girona and Barcelona to take place in Miami

Just last week, Girona announced that they were willing to go ahead with the planned fixture at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium due to it being a “great opportunity for expansion” for both club and city.

Now La Liga have confirmed that both club presidents Delfi Geli and Josep Maria Bartomeu have signed a letter alongside league chief Javier Tebas to formally submit a request.

“FC Barcelona, Girona FC & LaLiga seek permission from Spanish Football Federation to stage match in the US,” read a La Liga statement.

“The request comes after successfully completing the first key steps with several stakeholders”

The Catalan derby between Girona and Barcelona will take place on January 26 at a proposed time of 8.45pm (CEST time).

Meanwhile, around 1,500 Girona season-ticket holders will be offered free air travel and accommodation by La Liga as the game was originally supposed to take place at the club’s Estadi Montilivi.

La Liga president Tebas announced a 15-year deal with Relevent Sports to stage La Liga fixtures in the United States last month, which caused huge controversy among players and fans.