Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Arsenal And Liverpool To Battle For Barcelona Ace

Barcelona defender Martin Montoya could be on his way out of the Nou Camp after his agent declares he is unlikely to sign a new contract with the Catalan giants.

Arsenal and Liverpool were taking interest in the right back over the summer but turned their attentions elsewhere after it was thought the 22-year-old was to agree a long-term deal with the club.

But fresh reports have emerged that Montoya is not prepared to wait in line for first team football any longer with Daniel Alves occupying the position.

His agent, Jose Maria Orobitg, has opened the door for a Premier League move for Montaya.

He was quoted in the Express telling Sky Italia: “For the moment he is under contract with FC Barcelona until the end of the season.

"However, the contract extension has still not arrived.

"We have talked but there is no certainty that Martin Montoya would hold down a first-team spot, because right now Daniel Alves closes the door.

"The transfer window is closed, but I can tell you that the contract extension may not be successful.”

And Orobitg admits that interest in the Spanish hot-prospect is rife around Europe.

"In the past, Inter Milan, Napoli, Bayer Leverkusen, Dortmund and Liverpool were interested.

"Anything could happen between now and June."

Montoya has emerged through the youth system at Barcelona and managed to achieve 15 league appearances for the La Liga winning side last campaign scoring one goal.

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