There has been some interesting news today that the young Barcelona defender Martin Montoya is trying to force the Spanish giants to allow him to leave the Nou Camp in January, despite only having six months left on his contract.
The 23 year-old right-back was reported as being in talks with Wenger last summer with a view to moving to the Emirates for free when his contract ended, but the ex-Spanish youth international has only featured once for Barca this campaign and has made it clear through his agent that he doesn’t want to waste the rest of the season in the reserves.
Montoya’s agent, Juan De Dios Carrasco said in the Independent: “Tomorrow there will be a meeting with Barcelona to communicate the decision we have already made,”
“He will leave the club in January. There are clubs interested from England, Italy and German.
“When a player wants to leave Barca, as Montoya does, I do not think the club will oppose his departure.”
The way I’m looking at it is that IF he had already made a deal with Arsenal for the summer, but has now been informed that the Gunners are in desperate need of him ASAP, then this could be the very reason he is forcing Barca’s hand right now.
Wenger is definitely desperate for defenders, so perhaps Montoya’s agent has been told that if he doesn’t arrive now, Arsenal may be forced to buy someone else therefore closing the door on Montoya.
Does anyone else agree this could be possible?