In the wake of a Barcelona treble run that featured Dani Alves as a key piece at right back, Martin Montoya has fallen down the pecking order. Now, he could find a new home at Anfield.
Liverpool have showed interest in Montoya prior to this. They considered acquiring him in January when they had defensive troubles prior to the switch to the back three. Although he didn’t then, reports say that Liverpool are in a “pole position” to win his signature.
The 24-year-old Spaniard has had his moments at the Nou Camp, but never found solid playing time in such a talented squad. Now that Glen Johnson’s Liverpool tenure has ended and the Emre Can experiment didn’t quite end successfully at right back, there could now be a spot for Montoya in Liverpool’s starting XI.
Montoya’s signature is not yet secured, as interest from Inter Milan could deter Liverpool’s quest for the Spaniard. Montoya’s agent has said that Inter would be a welcome destination if he were to receive consistent playing time.
Aside from Montoya, Liverpool has shown interest in many other right backs. Rumours of a rejected offer for Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne surfaced recently as Liverpool could looked to poach yet another star player from the Saints.
Another name that has come up is former red Alvaro Arbeloa, who hasn’t enjoyed much playing time recently. If the attempt for Montoya doesn’t work out, look for those players to be at the top of Brendan Rodgers’ list as potential right backs for the future.