The latest transfer news coming out of Spain.
Barcelona right-back Martin Montoya has been linked with move to Liverpool over the past few months as a result of his expiring contract. If the player and club can’t agree a new extension, the former Spanish U21 international will be free to walk away from the club.
One man who knows all about Montoya is Pep Guardiola. The former boss gave the 22-year-old his debut at the Nou Camp, and reports suggest that Bayern Munich are interested in his services.
Bayern club captain Philipp Lahm and Rafinha are currently Pep Guardiola’s two right-backs in Munich. However, the iconic coach is hopeful of Lahm fulfilling a midfield role on a more regular basis and Rafinha turns 29 this summer meaning a long-term right-back slot needs filling.
Despite a renewal at Barcelona remaining Montoya’s first option, his agent recently spoke to the Italian press and admitted that there still remains a possibility of his client abandoning the club in the summer – giving Bayern Munich and Liverpool fresh hope.
In other news, Real Madrid’s summer signing Isco has been linked with an early departure from the Spanish capital.
The 21-year-old only joined Los Blancos last summer for a reported €27m from fellow La Liga side Malaga. However, after making just 15 La Liga starts and finding himself behind Bale and Di Maria in the pecking order, rumours of a possible exit are rife.
Italian side Roma and French champions Paris Saint-Germain head the list of possible destinations, and the Spanish press believe Roma are looking to for a possible replacement for Manchester United linked Miralen Pjanic.
A deal involving Isco however is unlikely to happen despite the paper's claims. Despite only starting 15 La Liga games, his performances have been excellent and he has massive potential. Alongside Jese Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata, the three make up the Spanish U21 international frontline, and are looked upon as the natural successors to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
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