The one transfer that I am hoping Liverpool are able to complete in January is reportedly looking good for the Reds according to the Daily Star.
They are reporting that Barcelona’s defender Martin Montoya whom the Reds have been linked with, would be interested in joining Liverpool as he bids to find a club that can offer him more regular football.
The Daily Star reports, “The Barcelona star is yet to make a decision on his future but finds the prospect of joining Liverpool appealing, according to sources in Spain.”
Now the reason I would want this deal to go ahead is that Montoya is a very good player and it is not often Barcelona let their fine young talent leave, but if they do let Montoya go, we know we will be getting a quality right back.
Montoya is still only 22-years old which fits in well with FSG’s ‘buy young’ policy and there would not be a transfer fee if the defender agrees to sign a pre-contract with Liverpool in January and then joins us next season as he is out of contract with the Spanish giants at the end of the current season.
Liverpool need a new right back to come in and keep Glen Johnson on his toes. It is a position that has been covered by Andre Wisdom and Martin Kelly in the past but they are both not natural right backs thus the need for Montoya. With Montoya having come up through the Barcelona youth system, he would be accustomed to the tiki-taka way of play that Brendan Rodgers is still trying to develop at Anfield.
It is also reported that Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Napoli are also interested in Montoya. It would be interesting to see why he would pick Liverpool over these sides that can offer him Champions League football. It would go a long way to show that the lure of joining Liverpool is still there across Europe.