Arsenal and Liverpool could be set to swoop for Barcelona's Martin Montoya in the New Year after the player's agent insisted that the defender is desperate to play on a regular basis, reports talkSPORT.
The right-back has endured a difficult period in La Liga, and despite playing for the club in their 8-1 victory over Huesca on Tuesday, he has only made one appearance in Spain's elite division this term.
And, with the likes of Dani Alves, Adriano and Douglas ahead of him in the pecking order at the Nou Camp, it won't be easy for him to reclaim his place in the side in the near future.
With Montoya still only 23-years-old, he would no doubt prove quite the coup as he looks set to star for a number of years to come.
Problems at the back
The duo of Arsenal and Liverpool, then, may well look to swoop in January as they go in search of improving in the defensive department.
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There's no doubt about it, the Premier League sides are both having a tricky time of it at the moment as they continue to show their inconstancy.
Arsenal have endured a number of injury problems throughout the campaign so far, with the likes of Mathieu Debuchy, Laurent Koscielny and Co. all failing to maintain their fitness for the club.
Liverpool, on the other hand, are struggling to shut teams out at the back, and with Glen Johnson now set for a spell on the sidelines, Brendan Rodgers may well turn to Montoya as a replacement for the England international.
It remains to be seen as to whether either side will move for the Barcelona man next month, but for now their attention will turn to this weekend's Premier League schedule.
In fact, Arsenal and Liverpool go head-to-head at Anfield on Sunday as they look to move up the Premier League table. Rodgers' side are currently in the bottom half of the league, whilst the Gunners are already as many as 13 points behind league leaders Chelsea.
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