Want-away defender Martín Montoya would be the perfect addition to Brendan Rogers’ side it appears. The question that everyone is asking is why do Barça not use him to his full capacity? Montoya was the most used defender in his Barcelona B side days under luis Enrique and the fans would like to know what’s happening with the player.
We already know that the famed ‘Masia’ doesn’t exactly produce world class right-backs but Montoya seemed to break the mould with that one. Under Tito Vilanova, Montoya looked a promising player but instead of earning a rightful first team place as he thoroughly deserves, the opposite has happened with the player’s appearances dwindling.
Until recently Luis Enrique has hardly counted on Montoya at all and has even fielded the ‘inferior’ Brazilian Douglas ahead of him. Nobody knows what Montoya has done wrong for the coach to have Douglas ahead of him in the pecking order.
Montoya has had enough and he made it clear that he wants a move in this transfer window with a loan deal out of the question. What was Luis Enrique’s reply? He quickly acted and gave him two first team starts – for the first time this season believe it or not!
Now, that might be a little late to convince the young Catalan to stay and work for his place. Just last week the player’s agent reiterated Montoya’s desire to leave, telling Cope: “Since we wrote to the club, Martin has played four times. This made us happy. But our idea is still the same and the player wants to leave. We are waiting for the club to select a new sporting director so we can speak with him and find the best possible solution.”
As I have mentioned time and time again, the problem with Barça is that it has oodles of talent just waiting in the wings and not getting enough game time.Montoya is a classic example and I’m sure i don’t have to mention the young stars who have opted to leave the Nou Camp in order to get a game, do I?
If anyone wants to sign this young talent and it looks like Juventus, Bayern Munich and Liverpool are on red alert, they’ll have to stump up his €20 million buyout clause to get their hands on him.