According to reports in the Spanish media the contract the negotiations between Barcelona and defender Martin Montoya have come to a sudden halt. The player has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur in Spain and the youngster could be bought on the cheap because of the length left on his contract.

Spanish newspaper AS have reported this morning that it looks unlikely the 22 year old will commit his future to the Catalan giants and he therefore looks likely to leave in the summer. With his contract due to finish in June 2014 the former Spain U21 international will be free to speak to clubs in the New Year regarding a pre contract agreement.

If Montoya refuses to sign an extension to his current deal the Premier League side could sign him on the cheap in the January transfer window if Barcelona want to recoup a transfer fee. If the Spanish champions need to keep the player for the rest of the season Tottenham will be able to pick him up on a free transfer in the summer.

Montoya’s contract talks have been ongoing since he impressed whilst playing for the Barcelona B team but it looks like the club were slow to react. He has in recent months shown a desire to move away from the Camp Nou which has alerted several clubs across Europe including Tottenham. Montoya has found it difficult to force his way past Dani Alves for the first choice right back spot and as a result has only played 32 times in La Liga since making his debut in 2011. Barcelona will want to keep hold of him until the summer because of their lack of depth in defence and therefore he looks more likely to move on a free in July.

AS say that contract talks have completely stopped for now, after the interest was shown in Montoya.

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