Given the consistent carousel of riches that have emerged from the Barcelona youth academy in recent years, the Catalan giants may not be too badly affected by the decision of FIFA to ban them from signing new players for the next two transfer windows.
It is worth noting that Barca have spent at least €14m on one player in each of the last eight summer transfer windows and a new goalkeeper and central defender were said to be on the radar at the end of the current campaign.
Instead, they will have to rely on the likes of Sergi Roberto, Jonathan Dos Santos, Jean Marie Dongou and Christian Tello following in the footsteps of Pedro, Sergio Busquets and Marc Bartra and making a splash in La Liga.
Barcelona are 8/11 to win La Liga this season, despite being in a battle with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, where only three points separate the trio.
However, it is not only Barcelona that are likely to be impacted by the ban, with Liverpool, Arsenal, and Chelsea all likely to have to change their transfer plans.
Given they are now near certainties to qualify for the Champions League, Brendan Rodgers will need to strengthen in a number of positions, with additional wide options vital.
Pedro, Tello and Ibrahim Afellay have all been linked with a switch to Anfield in the past 12 months, but Barca will find it difficult to sanction summer sales if they are unable to bring in adequate replacements.
The Gunners will potentially have more money to spend than anyone in the summer and a return for former midfielder Alex Song has long been touted.
Arsene Wenger has shown with Mathieu Flamini that he is happy to bring players back for a second Arsenal stint and Song has only started ten La Liga games for Barcelona this season.
He could be allowed to leave if Roberto and Dos Santos show the required improvement in the coming months, but neither of these offer the defensive back-up to Busquets that Song does.
Jose Mourinho may not have been heavily linked with any particular Barcelona player since returning to Stamford Bridge, but a few of his players have been earmarked for a switch in the other direction.
Juan Mata has since joined Manchester United, but David Luiz is still a big Barca target that will now have to be put on the backburner.
This may be harmful to Chelsea if they are unable to find another bidder, as the majority of funds from the sale of Luiz would have been put towards strengthening in other areas, notably in recruiting a regular goal scorer.