Over the past few years, Barcelona have made a number of marquee signings. Every summer, it seems, fans of the Blaugrana have been able to count on Pep Guardiola to secure a massive signing, and often more than one.
In 2008, it was Gerard Pique and Daniel Alves. In 2009, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 2010 saw the arrivals of David Villa and Javier Mascherano. Summer 2011 brought Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez to the Nou Camp.
Who will it (or they) be this year?
With the Catalans currently sitting a massive 10 points behind Real Madrid in the league table, count on Pep doing everything he can to right the ship. If he can't, some real changes may take place heading into next season.
As a fan, I see an aging core hurting Barcelona at the moment. With superstars constantly injured, Barça's depth is being tested each and every week. Now is the time to invest in that depth.
Hopefully, Guardiola is keeping tabs on these six players.