Barcelona send defender Montoya out on loan to Real Betis

BY foxsports • February 1, 2016

Real Betis have signed defender Martin Montoya on loan from Barcelona until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old right-back came up through the youth ranks at Barca and helped them win three Primera Division titles, two Copa del Reys and two Spanish Supercups before joining Inter Milan on loan last summer.

"Barcelona and Betis have reached an agreement for the loan of Martin Montoya until June 30, 2016, following the termination of the loan deal that had been due to run until the end of the season with Inter Milan," an official statement said.

Montoya, who helped Spain win the European Under-21 Championship in 2011 and 2013, is Betis' second signing of the transfer window after 19-year-old Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda joined on loan last week.