The full-back didn't convince Mancini and in the last friendly he didn't play a single minute
Although Montoya came in Inter Milan only a few weeks ago, the coach Mancini is not counting on him and is looking for a right back on the market. The player of Hellas Verona, Jacopo Sala (23), is the player most liked by the coaching staff and will see what happens before the close of the transfer market on August 31.
In three of the last four games of the season, Montoya has not played a minute and coach has relied more on Santon, Nagatomo and D'Ambrosio for the right back position. The only friendly he played was the defeat against Sassuolo 0-1 with a lineup full of substitute players.
Montoya was sent on loan on July 3 to Inter Milan. The agreement is for two seasons with a price around 1 million euros and Inter Milan have an option to repurchase of 6 million. If the Italian club ends incorporating a right side, FC Barcelona will have to find a solution for Montoya, because it would be counterproductive to leave him in a club where he wouldn't play.
It happens that in the current situation of the club, Montoya could have played minutes at Camp Nou at the start of competition. No Aleix Vidal until January and with Douglas injured, Montoya would be the only relief of Dani Alves. He could have also played as left back, because this Sunday Jordi Alba might be still injured, as well as Adriano. Furthermore, Mathieu won't be able to play due to yellow-card sanction