Martin Montoya signs new deal with Barcelona

The 20-year-old defender would have been out of contract in the summer and had been linked with a move to Roma, but he has now decided to extend his stay in Catalonia
Barcelona have announced that Martin Montoya has signed a new contract with the club which will keep him at Camp Nou until the summer of 2014.

The 20-year-old defender’s new contract contains a buy-out clause of €12 million until the end of the season which will then be raised to €20m in 2012-13.

Montoya's previous agreement was set to expire next summer and he had been linked with a move to Roma to link up with former Barcelona B team coach Luis Enrique.

The right-back has made just one appearance for the senior side, in the Champions League against BATE Borisov, but is considered one of Spain’s brightest young prospects and has already received a call-up to the national team.

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