The defender has grown frustrated at his lack of playing time over the last year and will now attempt to revive his career in Serie A
Barcelona defender Martin Montoya is set to join Inter on a two-year loan deal, Goal understands.
The two clubs have agreed a €1.5 million loan fee and Inter also have a non-compulsory option to purchase the player for an additional €6m at the end of his temporary stay in Italy, which would mean a total transfer cost of €7.5m if the Serie A side are happy to go ahead with the deal.
Montoya will earn €1.5m-per-year at San Siro – the same salary he was picking up at Camp Nou.
The right-back has been forced to play second fiddle to Dani Alves in recent years and the Brazilian’s decision to sign a new contract made it clear to the player he was not a key part of Luis Enrique’s future plans.
Montoya and his agent Juan de Dios Carrasco spent much of last season publicly seeking a departure from Barcelona due to a lack of first-team opportunities, with the player starting just six La Liga games over the course of 2014-15.
The 24-year-old still has three years remaining on his contract at Barca, which expires in June 2018.