According to the latest reports arriving from Spain, Arsenal are showing good interest to bring Barcelona right-back Martin Montoya to Emirates. Martin Montoya’s contract with the Spanish champions ends this season and he may leave for free if contract talks fail. Now, Montoya’s agent has fueled speculation that his client could leave Barcelona in search for more playing time else where.
Jose Maria Orobitg told 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. In the past, Inter Milan, Napoli, Bayer Leverkusen, Dortmund and Liverpool were interested. Anything could happen between now and June.”
Arsenal are currently in a state for worry with their right back situation. With Sagna’s age factor and Jenkinson’s inconsistency not helping them, they are believed to be in the hunt for a new right back. They are also linked with Napoli’s Juan Camilo Zuniga. According to Talksport, Even though Napoli wants to keep him, they will be forced to sell Zuniga if a new deal is not agreed soon.
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