Thus a non-EU countries' place would be freed
Currently the three places for foreign players in FC Barcelona are full. They are Brazilians Neymar and Douglas and Uruguayan Luis Suarez.
This situation, however, is about to change. Neymar should receive dual citizenship in a few weeks, according to the newspaper Sport. The player started procedures long time ago, and he might get the new passport between November and December, just before the opening of the winter transfer market. Thus, the club could incorporate a new foreign player, once the sanction of FIFA is over.
The Spanish and Brazilian governments have an agreement: a Brazilian can apply for dual citizenship after having worked and lived in Spain for two years and a half.