Valencia defender Martin Montoya has flown into London for a medical ahead of his proposed move to Fulham.
The former Barcelona defender is eager to play in the Premier League and has been allowed to leave Valencia after they brought in Cristiano Piccini from Sporting Lisbon last month. The 27 year-old missed Valencia’s training session this morning in order to make the journey to England, according to reports in the Spanish press.
Montoya is an attacking right back who came through the famed La Masia academy to win three league titles, two Copa del Rays and the Champions’ League in 2014/2015 with Barcelona. He was also part of the Spanish under-21 side that won back-to-back European Championships in 2011 and 2013 and was a regular in the first-team during his two years at Valencia. He made 62 appearances at the Mestella, scoring two goals and making seven assists, and is also versatile enough to play at left back as well.
Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has been seeking to augment his options at right back since Ryan Frdericks signed for West Ham on a free transfer earlier in the summer. He has been using academy graduates Marlon Fossey and Steven Sessegnon in rotation with Irish international Cyrus Christie for much of pre-season, but it looks as if the Premier League new boys are about to add some more defensive depth before the start of the new campaign.