Ahead of a summer of certain change, Barcelona are yet to make a dent in the transfer market this summer, despite links with the likes of Marco Verratti, Philippe Coutinho and um…Paulinho.

However, one potentially significant move for La Blaugrana has already been signed off 1,000km away on the Andalusian coast in Málaga.

On July 5, 33-year-old goalkeeper Carlos Kameni ?agreed a three year contract with Turkish giants Fenerbahce, bringing to an end a 13-year stint in La Liga that yielded few trophies (just the 2006 Copa del Rey with Espanyol) but did earn him one very significant record.

The Cameroon international has kept five clean sheets against Barcelona (more than many top flight clubs) during his tenure in La Liga – including back to back shutouts in the 2016/17 season. 

Even more impressively, three of Kameni’s clean sheets against Barça have come at the Nou Camp and the former Espanyol man is responsible for both of the last goalless home performances at the Catalans’ intimidating stadium.

His performances for Málaga in both the draw back in November 2016 and more recently in the 2-0 victory in April ultimately went some way to ensuring the usually free-scoring Barcelona conceded their league crown to rivals Real Madrid.

Of the five, Kameni’s finest hour came on November 19 2016. The date became a significant one for Barcelona fans, as i??t was the first time in 637 days and over 30 league games that they ?had turned up at the Nou Camp and not seen their team register at least one goal.

Despite Málaga going down to 10 men with more than 20 minutes to play, Kameni stood firm against a barrage of efforts, as Luis Enrique made kitchen sink signals from the technical area. 

Barça’s unlucky charm confirmed the goalless draw with a spreadeagled save on the line from a Neymar header right at the death.

It was the first time in 47 matches in all competitions that the five-time European champions had failed to score in front of their own fans, and it was Kameni who stood resolutely between the sticks the last time the uncomfortable phenomenon had occurred. 

Málaga welcome another former Espanyol man in Roberto Jimenez to la Rosaleda, but will undoubtedly miss the reflexes, presence and big game mentality of Kameni. Barcelona will absolutely not.