Barcelona are a club in transition, looking to rebuild after the Pep Guardiola golden era and transition into a European powerhouse once again. The likes of Xavi, Puyol and Valdes are all likely to be casualties in the summer with contracts either expiring or age finally getting the better of some of their finest stars.
The Catalan giants clearly need some work, but FIFA’s decision to slap a transfer embargo on them until the summer of 2015 could well put paid to any hopes of short-term change. Found guilty of illegal approaches over a number of under-18 deals in recent years, the Spanish Champions will be excluded from the transfer merry-go-round for the immediate future.
With teams previously steering clear of Barcelona targets, the recently announced ban could play into a club like Tottenham’s hands. Without the fear of being financially blown out of the water will the Premier League club take advantage?
Here are the SIX players that could now head to White Hart Lane.