Barcelona was eagerly awaiting the arrival of Dylan Osetkowski, but his transfer has hit a roadblock due to an off-field issue that is causing delays. The 27-year-old power forward, standing at 2.06 meters, is currently under investigation for an incident that occurred while playing for Unicaja, where he has spent the past two seasons.

The Catalan club had reached an agreement to sign the American player with a German passport for two seasons, with an option for a third, after he was named to the Liga Endesa’s best five following an impressive season averaging 11.8 points (38.9% from three-point range), 4.2 rebounds, and a 12.6 efficiency rating. Barcelona was prepared to pay the €800,000 fee to release him from the remaining year on his contract with Unicaja.

However, as reported by ‘Mundo Deportivo’ and confirmed by MARCA, Barcelona has encountered this off-field issue that is complicating the transfer process. The club is hesitant to proceed with the signing until the matter is resolved positively or with minimal repercussions to avoid any future complications once Osetkowski is under their wing.

This latest setback adds to Barcelona’s woes in the planning of the upcoming season. Following a trophyless campaign where they only reached the Copa del Rey final, the team seemed to have a clear vision for the new project, but things are not going according to plan.

From the ‘Hezonja case’, where the Real Madrid forward initially agreed to return to Barcelona after months of negotiations, only to change his mind and express his desire to stay with the white team, to the draft selection of Juan Núñez, who might still be retained by Real Madrid due to their rights in the ACB, the club has faced challenges.

Now, with Osetkowski’s situation causing further delays, Barcelona’s summer has become even more complicated. The resolution of the investigation will determine whether the power forward will don the blue and garnet jersey or not. The club is hoping for a swift and positive conclusion to move forward with their plans for the upcoming season.