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Official: Martín Montoya loaned to Inter Milan

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It's officially time to say goodbye to Monty.

Martín Montoya, the under-appreciated Barcelona full-back, has been moved to Italy to play for Inter Milan next season, with a second year option. The 25-year-old has passed his medical tests on Friday morning, and the deal has already been signed.

Barça's website announced the news:

The FC Barcelona player Martín Montoya has been loaned to the Italian club FC Internazionale Milano for one season.

The two clubs have agreed that the loan contract shall be automatically renewed for a further season if the player appears in a certain number of games. At the end of the second season, Inter shall retain an option to sign the player on a permanent basis.

That signing option on the final year is for a total of €8 million, which is frankly a good enough amount to get for a guy who has played so little for Barça.

He scored only two goals in his short, 66-game career with the Blaugrana. However, his resumé is impressive: two La Liga titles, one Champions League, a Copa del Rey and a Spanish Super Cup in four first team seasons. That's roughly one title for every thirteen games played. Whoa.

Goodbye, Monty.

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