Catalan newspaper Sport claims Barcelona defender Martin Montoya is angry with the club and ready to leave in the January transfer window.
Montoya’s anger seems to originate from a promise Barca made to him last summer, which stopped him taking a move to Liverpool to link up with Brendan Rodgers’ side.
It seems he was given assurances over his position at the club, which the Nou Camp giants have failed to follow through on, leaving him looking at the possibility of leaving the club this winter.
“Montoya is angry because he raised the possibility of leaving the club last June after an offer from Liverpool. The club convinced him to stay to the point of having renewed his contract with a clause of €20 million,” reports Sport.
“Now Montoya finds that he does not fit into the plans of Luis Enrique.”
If he’s harbouring hopes that Liverpool might revitalise their interest in him, then he could be disappointed.
Right-back is not an area where Rodgers is currently short of options and he has no need to add another player in that position.
He already has three top quality choices in the form of Glen Johnson, Javi Manquillo and John Flanagan, who are all top quality right-backs capable of playing on that side of the defence.
Where things could change is if Montoya was willing to adapt and play at centre back with various reports suggesting the Reds have doubts over their current centre back options after performances in recent weeks.
There’s a definite air of the ship having already sailed in relation to this transfer deal but Rodgers is a manager who showed with Flanagan last season, that he can get the best out of a defensive player, playing out of his normal position.