As new Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino sizes up the strength and depth of his squad, he would be wise to consider some of the players that have served him so well.
"Tata" used a blend of youth and experience to guide Newell's Old Boys to a hugely successful season. His old club may be fearful of the plundering of players who were expertly utilised and wanted to give everything for their manager—a precious commodity in today's game.
Certainly there are a handful of stars known to Martino who could grace Barcelona and La Liga. It remains to be seen if he wants to trim the squad in the way that Tito Vilanova was intending—down to just 22-24 players—or whether the new man will be keen to rotate and will therefore require a few extra squad members.
Let's take a look at a few players who may well follow Gerardo Martino to the Camp Nou.