It appears that Brendan Rogers’ Liverpool have failed in their attempts to sign FC Barcelona defender Martin Montoya and rumour has it that the Anfield club will call off the move altogether for the 22 year-old right back.
Liverpool ‘s interest was sparked in Montoya and the Reds looked like firm favourites to land the talented player as he has yet to agree a new deal with the Catalan giants despite still having 6 months left on his current contract.
Reports coming in from Spain point to FC Barcelona moving things swiftly to get Montoya to sign a new deal, as the right back has decided to stay on at the club. This news has put the kybosh on Liverpool’s plans as Montoya would have fit into their plans nicely as Roger’s is short on talented fullbacks in his squad at the moment. Montoya would have served as a backup to first team right back Glen Johnson, whose contract is also about to expire.
Martin Montoya has come through the ranks from Barça’s famed “Masia” and was promoted to the first team under Tito Vilanova in 2011. Montoya has suffered like other great youth talent in Barcelona and has had to play second fiddle to Dani Alves, Barça’s first choice right back.
Liverpool will see this as a big opportunity missed with Montoya, who is very highly rated back in Spain. Brendan Roger’s may rue the opportunity of missing out on such a talented right back, who is regarded highly in Spain.