Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool both will go head to head for Barcelona defender Martin Montoya, according to several sources.
Arsenal and Liverpool who both are struggling defensively this season will be weighing up a move for the right-back next month.
Martin Montoya who has only made one appearance in La Liga for the Catalans is eyeing a move in January for regular playing time.
The Spaniard displayed an impressive game for Barcelona against Huesca in the Spanish League Cup, recently. The Catalans won 8 – 1 against Huesca.
Barca manager Luis Enrique has been giving Dani Alves, Adriano and Douglas preference over Montaya since taking the managerial seat.
The 23-year-old has made 56 appearances since his promotion to the first team in 2010.
Reports linked him with the Italian side Juventus in the summer but the Spanaird preferred to stay at Camp Nou and fight for a regular spot.
Despite of performing for the Catalans recently he is still eyeing a move to a Premier League side, according to his agent.
His agent, Juan de Dios Carrasco said: “Martin playing in the Cup does not change anything; he wants to start and Barcelona know it.”
Martin who has won La Liga twice with the Spanish giants has also been eyed by several La Liga sides who are hoping to seal his deal in January.
Columnist: Dany Fendi