The Daily Star reported yesterday that Newcastle United had been offered Ecuadorian International Jefferson Montero – who currently plays as a winger for Morelia of Mexico.
Jefferson Montero – playing in Mexico
Montero joined Villareal in 2009, but was loaned out to Levante UD and Real Betis to get some playing time, before he was signed permanently by Liga MX club Monarcas Morelia, on a three-year contract.
He’s rated at £3M, and Newcastle can afford that fee, but other Premier League clubs have also been interested in the players – including newly promoted Crystal Palace and Cardiff City.
But notice that we have not been scouting this player – he is being offered to Newcastle – much like we heard on Saturday that Juventus striker Alessandro Matri has also been offered to Newcastle for £6M.
That’s what happens when clubs struggle in the transfer market, as Newcastle have done this summer – and you get various players offered to you by their agents, or by their clubs.
Montero was born in Babahoyo, Ecuador and he has played 27 times for his country with 6 goals, and he turns 24 on September 1st..
We’d be very surprised if Newcastle think that Montero is worth bringing to Tyneside - since wingers are hardly a priority for Newcastle this summer - but there again – we’ve been wrong before.
Here’s some extensive video of the ald playing against Argentina on the left wing this summer.
What do you think?
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