It looks an absolute certainty that there will be a new left-back at Camp Nou next season.
Jordi Alba is the hot favourite to fill that spot. However, the speculation surrounding Gareth Bale refuses to go away.
With Eric Abidal and Adriano seemingly set move on or take a seat on the bench, Bale could well be the man who could reignite the Catalans in their mission to regain both the Champions League and La Liga titles.
Here are five reasons why he would be a huge hit in Spain...