The January transfer window is about to open, and for once, it seems likely that Barcelona will indulge in a few additions to their playing staff.
Even the recent addition of Ibrahim Affelay, who will officially be plying his trade in Barcelona shirt in 2011, will bolster their first team squad to just 20 players. There can be no doubt that these are 20 of the finest footballers in the world right now, arguably in history, but strength in depth can never harm a side.
Sandro Rosell however, appears to be far from a big spender, with Mascherano and Affelay both being signed relatively cheaply so far under his reign. So how much more progress can we expect to be made, and how much more money can we expect to be spent?
Realistically, due to their small squad size and lack of creative back-ups in midfield, Barcelona could certainly do with one or two extra players. The Blaugrana should be looking to acquire a versatile full-back and a creative midfielder. These are the areas Barcelona seem to lack depth the most, and will allow their already more versatile players to shift around, for example, Eric Abidal can play at centre-back more often, and Iniesta can be used further upfield without the creativity in midfield being compromised.
Rather than focusing on the players being linked by the media, this list will look at the players who could actually improve Barcelona's already fantastic squad.
This list is in no particular order, simply a collection of ten players.