After a few weeks in which nothing has gone right for FC Barcelona, there was finally some good news for the cub and the fans. The transfer ban that had been imposed by FIFA for breaking the rules about underage players from non-EU countries has now been lifted. But it has only been suspended.
We still don’t know whether or not Barca will be allowed to sign players in January or next summer, so the club is planning to make hay while the sun shines. There is going to be a massive overhaul of the squad, from top to bottom.
With Victor Valdes out of contract and determined to move on, and Pinto on his last legs, Barca need a really top class keeper, which looks like being the German Ter-Stegen. We also need a very good back-up. Two top class centre backs are a must as well, to back up Pique, Mascherano and Bartra. David Luiz from Chelsea looks like being one of them.
I like Mascherano, but surely it is time we started using him in his best position, defensive midfield. There are rumours in the press about Fabregas and Alexis being sold, while Mesut Ozil from Arsenal is a target. Deulofeu could return from his loan spell at Everton, but we still need a proper striker to cover for Messi.
Get ready for a busy summer, Barca fans!