Ricken, who won three Bundesliga titles and a UEFA Champions League with Dortmund and was capped 16 times by Germany, was appearing on Astro SuperSport’s Football Overload alongside Dortmund’s Commercial Director, Carsten Kramer.

“We've recognised that there is a great interest among Malaysian fans on Borussia Dortmund [judging] from [the responses on] Facebook and Twitter,” he said.

“So, we want to create a touch point [with them] and I hope we will have a friendly match here next summer.”

Kramer added: “We can confirm that we will make an Asian tour [especially after] we just opened an office in Singapore.

“Because we only have a limited time, we maybe can play two friendlies in Asia.

"We have Shinji [Kagawa] onboard, which means we have to go to Japan because the Japanese people are crazy about him.”

Catch Football Overload on Astro channel 810/831 every Thursday at 9pm (repeat at midnight and Friday 1pm)