Wednesday, 8 June 2016

SPORTS:--MONTOYA READY TO LEAVE BARCELONA DESPITE ALVES EXIT

MONTOYA READY TO LEAVE
BARCELONA DESPITE ALVES EXIT


By Ignasi Oliva
The Real Betis loanee, along with Cristian Tello and
Alex Song, will restart his career with a new club,
while Denis Suarez's return from Villarreal is not yet
a done deal
EXCLUSIVE
Martin Montoya is not considering a return to
Barcelona for the coming season despite the exit of
Dani Alves opening up the right-back position.
The academy graduate spent the entire 2015-16
campaign away from Camp Nou, with a loan move to
Inter followed by another temporary switch at Betis.
And while Alves' soon-to-be-completed move to
Juventus could aid Montoya's chances of playing
first-team football, Goal understands that he is
looking for another club.
The 25-year-old's contract at Barcelona still has
two years to run but in the five seasons since he
broke into the senior squad he has made just 67
appearances. "He is only interested in playing," a
source close to Montoya confided.
Barca received several offers for Montoya last
summer before agreeing a deal with Inter and similar
interest is expected in the coming transfer window.
Betis are keen to add him to their squad on a
permanent basis but his high salary demands could
price them out. "We are not prepared to match
Montoya's wages at Barcelona, which means an
agreement is far off right now," sporting director
Miguel Torrecillo recently revealed.
Montoya is not the only loan star likely to leave
Barcelona permanently. Cristian Tello is out of
contract on June 30 and could join Fiorentina after
impressing on loan, while Alex Song is surplus to
requirements.
Alen Halilovic is set to sign for Valencia pending the
agreement of personal terms but Barca will have the
option to re-sign the Croatian starlet for a set fee
in the future.
The expected return of Denis Suarez, who joined
Villarreal from Barca with a similar buy-back clause,
now appears less certain as salary negotiations
continue to stall.
Barca have informed the Yellow Submarine they
intend to exercise the €3 million option in Suarez's
contract but RAC1 report that the offer is only
valid between July 1 and 15.
If Suarez receives a better offer before that date
he is within his rights to accept it and he will
consider his options before committing his future to
Camp Nou.