There has been plenty of change at Barcelona over the last few years, but some around Catalunya will be hoping for a bit more stability after some shaky moments on and off the field.
After hiring and firing two bosses in less than two years in the wake of Ernesto Valverde's 2020 exit, Barca turned to club legend Xavi in November 2021. His first full season in charge brought a first league title in four years, and the Catalan club remain in touching distance this term despite playing home games away from Camp Nou during its redevelopment.
With 13 games played this season, Barcelona have lost just once - the same number as at this stage last term. However, their 30-point tally leaves them down in third, two points behind Real Madrid and four adrift of unlikely league leaders Girona.
There have been plenty of ins and outs on the playing side, too, with long-serving duo Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets among those to leave over the summer. There are four stars facing uncertain futures going into 2024, too, and Mirror Football has taken a closer look at what the future might hold for the quartet.
Portugal right-back Cancelo had long been on Barcelona's radar before he completed a loan move from Manchester City towards the end of the summer transfer window. It was a first return to La Liga for the defender since he left Valencia in 2018, and he has already begun to make an impression in his new surroundings.
He made a near instant impact, scoring twice in his first two starts. That included a Goal of the Month winning effort against Real Betis as Barcelona recorded a statement-making 5-0 win over Manuel Pellegrini's men.
Speaking to Sport in September, he indicated he didn't want his stay to only last one season. Former Man CityRead on m.allfootballapp.com