Martin Montoya - The Barcelona star who West Ham should sign along with Alex Song

Unicef Barcelona

Why West Ham should consider wantaway Martin Montoya.

Alex Song is not the only Barcelona player West Ham should be attempting to sign this summer.

The midfielder is currently on loan at the Hammers, and looking like an excellent addition, and a permanent move would be not only popular, but shrewd business.

There's a player they should look to bring in with the Cameroonian too, and that's Spanish defender Martin Montoya.

The 23-year-old renewed his contract at Barcelona last season, but is widely reported to want out after featuring only once in La Liga under new manager Luis Enrique.

A talented right-back, Montoya is in a similar position to Carl Jenkinson, stuck behind Dani Alves at Barcelona and unable to get regular playing time.

West Ham need to be planning for Jenkinson potentially heading back to Arsenal at the end of the season, and weighing up alternatives.

Jenkinson is impressing on loan, but Arsenal's defensive problems this season have only highlighted what an asset he can be to them, and as a boyhood Gunners fan, he is not going to want to give up on his dream easily.

That's why moving for Montoya, a defender recently linked with Liverpool, would be a sensible move, and an affordable one.

Capped 22 times by Spain's under-21 side, he has considerable experience at playing at a high level also, having played 56 first team games for Barcelona. He has two goals and nine assists during these matches, which includes six games and one goal in the Champions League.

Here's a look at Montoya in action...

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