Italian giants Inter Milan have officially announced the arrival of Spanish right-back, Martin Montoya, who joins from Barcelona on an initial loan deal, but with an option for the move to become permanent.
Having successfully passed a medical on Thursday, the 24-year-old put pen to paper on his contract on Friday, with Inter Milan clearly delighted to have beaten a host of other clubs to his capture, including Liverpool, who were frequently linked with interest by numerous English media outlets.
Montoya leaves Barcelona after having made a total 118 appearances in all competitions, since breaking into the first-team squad during the 2011-12 season, although limited playing time during the last campaign, made the player increasingly unsettled.
Although the interim Barcelona board aren't planning to approve any new signings, until the presidential elections are over and the new board takes charge, they are actively approving departures of players deemed surplus to requirements.
A product of the academy at La Masia, great things were expected of Montoya, although with players such as Dani Alves to compete with, playing opportunities have always been limited.
In his new lease of life with Inter Milan, he will be hoping to get plenty of games in Serie A, with the intention of earning himself a permanent move in the future.