Barcelona’s transfer ban would have come as an enormous shock. It’s simply another story that has tarnished the reputation of the Catalan club after so many forgettable incidents over the past two years.
But Barcelona’s loss can be the gain of clubs around Europe. The transfer ban eliminates one of the key players in the market and allows others a clear run at some of the biggest names on the continent. With Manchester United in need of a sizeable overhaul this summer, Barcelona’s inactivity will be a blessing.
With the La Liga club out of the picture, these are the six players who could be heading to Old Trafford.