Barcelona's 14-month transfer window ban for signing minors, per BBC Sport, means the transfers of Alen Halilovic (from Dinamo Zagreb) and Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Borussia Monchengladbach) are in-limbo, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
"Barcelona's deals for Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Alen Halilovic are already done," Balague said, per talkSPORT's Hawksbee and Jacobs. "If they slow things down and appeal they may still be able to do things in the summer."
Ter Stegen, a world-class 21-year-old goalkeeper, has made it clear that he will not be staying at Gladbach.
His agent Gerd vom Bruch implied that his client would look elsewhere if Barca cannot get their transfer ban lifted.
"I can't imagine he wants to stay longer [at Gladbach]," Vom Bruch said, per Sport-Informations-Dienst (h/t Mark Doyle at Goal.com). "You can be sure Ter Stegen will not be unemployed."
Halilovic, a technically gifted 17-year-old Croatian international, is one of the hyped prospects in European football.
If his move to Barcelona collapses, it could be a blessing in disguise because he should stay at Dinamo, live up to the hype and then seek a move to a bigger club.
Remember, he would not have walked into the first team, since he was going to play for Barcelona B in the Segunda Division (Spanish equivalent of the Championship).