Last month it was reported that Liverpool had opened talks with Barcelona over the possible transfer of defender Martin Montoya.
The Spain under-21 international is a full-back who is comfortable on either flank. And yet his progress was, somewhat understandably, being halted by the players ahead of him in the Nou Camp pecking order.
While the reported talks between the Reds and the La Liga champions failed to lead to a welcome conclusion for Brendan Rodgers, the latest story suggests it could still be a happy ending for Liverpool.
Spanish newspaper AS is reporting that talks between Montoya and Barca over a possible new deal have halted.
With his current contract expiring in June, the player has a big decision to make.
The report claims Montoya is keen to progress and get considerably more game-time, and cites the apparent interest of Liverpool, along with that of Tottenham and Roma, as a reason for his time at Barcelona to be coming to an end.
Jon Flanagan’s impressive displays in recent weeks may have made Rodgers' need for a new full-back slightly less urgent. But if he can secure Montoya for little or nothing, surely that is a deal he cannot turn down.
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