According to Goal, Barcelona defender Martin Montoya is on the brink of swapping the Camp Nou for the San Siro, as he looks to join Inter.
His playing time at the Catalans over the past few years has frustrated the Spaniard, and will now attempt to revitalise his career in the Serie A, with Inter Milan.
A €1.5m loan fee has already been agreed between the two clubs, with Inter also holding the option to make Montoya’s stay in the Serie A permanent, after his loan expires. The additional cost would be €6m, which means a total of €7.5m if Inter are happy and the deal turns full-time.
At the San Siro, Montoya will earn €1.5m a year, which is the same salary he has been collecting in Barcelona.
Over the course of the past few years, Montoya has been Dani Alves’ understudy. With the Brazilian signing a new deal and clearing any speculation regarding his future, Montoya knows that in order to get regular minutes on the field, he needs to leave the La Liga and Champions League winners.
Montoya’s agent, Juan de Dios Carrasco, and the player himself spent the majority of last season publicly attempting to find new employers, because of his lack of first-team opportunities. Over the course of the 2014/15 season, Montoya only starting six La Liga fixtures.
The 24-year-old’s contract still has three years left to run, which will expire in June, 2018.