Barcelona star Gerard Pique flew into Singapore yesterday on a short layover for a business trip.
The 30-year-old centre-back then met representatives from Sports Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board to explore possible opportunities to host a sporting event here.
He is believed to have flown in from Qatar where he was involved in Barca's promotional pre-season tour alongside team-mates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.
The trio also played a testimonial match on July 4 in Sidon, Lebanon for Lebanese footballer Roda Antar, who recently retired.
Pique played a pivotal role in the heart of the Barcelona defence this season in a campaign which saw them lift the Spanish Super Cup and King's Cup.
The Catalan side, however, failed to retain their LaLiga title, finishing runners-up to Real Madrid.
While Pique's trip to Singapore was not publicised, national swimmer Danny Yeo was among the lucky few to get a photo with the Spanish star at the Singapore Sports Hub. Pique departs Singapore today.