Newcastle Linked With Ecuadorian International

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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106 comments so far

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 19, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #1

    toon prodigy – scores for tomorrow. hope not -but think you may be in the right area – you suggest we’ll lose by 3 -1.
    I think we may have trouble scoring. Over the weekend there have been a couple of displays of some good attacking football. I think Chelsea and City will be the contenders this year. Both I think are on par this season and have strengthened. I just do not think we’ll be able to compete. We may survive for a short spell and the new found tappy lappy play it out from the back style will collapse under pressure and the rout will begin. So I’m saying 3-0 or 4 -0 to City.
    I think there will be a breakaway group of about four teams -creating a gap with the lesser teams. Financially we cannot compete with support from an “oil state” and a Russian thief – who dare not go back home or he’ll be nicked. City a taking the mick -their chairman and the head of the airline are all related members of the extended ruling family -brackets the same outfit -taking the mick out of the FFP rules.


    Aug 19, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #2

    27mins to make first post, record?

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 19, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #3

    ameobi – never know it might be a record. Indian Magpie must be asleep in his pit otherwise he would have rushed to make first post.

  • reccerobbo

    Aug 19, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #4


    Only 29mins to late

  • paul24

    Aug 19, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Obertan out, Montero in.

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 19, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #6

    Ian Toon -see you have sneaked back onto the blog after being outed as Mr Multiple. You say you are currently in Sardinia – amongst Juventus fans. Please non of your previous shenanigans/fables/fairy stories about about always meeting fans from other clubs in the bar who all say Percy is a good manager. I doubt whether Juve fans have even heard of Percy.

  • gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb)

    Aug 19, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Course, because we famously always look at south and latin america for talent….

  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 19, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Since wingers are hardly a priority? Are you that big of a Jonas fan, Ed?

  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #9

    Very similar to Jonas in that neither are able to cross the bloody ball

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 19, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #10

    I think Gouffran is a decent understudy to Remy from what I’ve seen and so long as Remy is actually the real McCoy. But Shola I think is not a viable first choice to partner Cisse or alternative to him. He is a legit back up to a Gomis or Matri type perhaps and definitely useful to throw in in the last twenty minutes particularly if we are going for a win, not chasing a game. When we have our tail up and he his, we are a big threat, rare as that occurs.

  • RonVanDam

    Aug 19, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    Comment #11

    I hope we get him. He’ll be a top player by the time he’s 26. He’s pacey enough, above average crosser, attack minded and has good movement. Will need a bit of work on his defence and slightly taller than Marin 🙂

    Wouldnt pay more than 2m for him

  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 19, 2013 at 2:44 AM

    Comment #12

    I love it when we’re linked to good unknown players like this fella. I hope we get this lad as he could be some player by the looks of that video. Tricky, pacy, direct and young and LW, he’s exactly what we need. Jonas needs to be benched for someone like this guy.

  • Greebol1892

    Aug 19, 2013 at 3:18 AM

    Comment #13

    Linked with yet another player we are not going to sign.


  • AmeriToon

    Aug 19, 2013 at 3:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Yes yes yes
    This guy looks great, incredible pace and dribbling. And he knows how to take a corner lol
    Argentina had three guys on him at one point
    He played like a man possessed in that video if he played like that for us i would love to have him


    Aug 19, 2013 at 3:43 AM

    Comment #15

    Southampton have signed osvaldo for 15 m£ and we can’t even buy gomis for 9

  • nut meg

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:44 AM

    Comment #16

    Not for me,he might look exciting but zero end product in a you tube video which shows the players best bits!!

  • Santon03

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:57 AM

    Comment #17

    I noticed some of the transfer targets that we actually bid and didn’t pursue and went to other clubs:
    Luuk de jong

    They didn’t turn out to be good players, well maybe only PEA but he went for Dortmund, can’t really blame NUFC for that.
    The ones that we bought are actually good players like Cisse made emmidiate impact. 5 French players didn’t really have the time to adjust and played under difficult circumstances, I think they will be a lot better now.
    As for Gomis, I don’t think he will be doing great in EPL, I would prefer Matri as he is a hard working striker, with similar age we can also get Huntelaar (30).
    JK probably still waiting on Niang availability, Milan said after CL qualification Niang is available which will be August 28.
    I really hope we don’t get another French players, we have too many already.

  • Santon03

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #18

    As much as I like Italian players, I would not recommend Osvaldo. He is not that good, he wasted too many chances. Roma prefer Lamela and Destro to partner Totti, I don’t know why they bought Gervinho, must be really cheap.

  • Santon03

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    Comment #19

    Cristian Pasquato is right footed LW, he is much better than Montero imo.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #20

    Mr Tuff,
    Good morning, I missed that one about Sardinia, was it Felipe by any chance.

  • sparky55

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:44 AM

    Comment #21

    TDS re your poll

    Would like to point out that the only reason I see us getting to 9th is because I also predict Pardew to get sacked in September. If we keep him any longer than that or til the end of the season we will be in trouble for sure.

    Everything looks brighter with Pardew on the dole…the squad is a very good squad that’s being held back by Pardews negative tactics and set up…once he’s gone our outlook is much brighter

  • Moe

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #22

    This player seems to be very fast, tricky, high level of energy and direct, but would have to agree with nut meg (@16) that he seems to lack final product much like a certain Obertan.

    Can this player develop here to become another Valencia? Certainly that would be an exciting thought but also note that apparently this guy is out of form that’s why he went back to South America.

  • Santon03

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #23


    I agree.
    pardew will be sacked after 10 games.
    I don’t really understand what is pardew trying to do, I mean he must have watched replays of our games. He must have seen a lot of errors in our play and he should have tried to correct them, but things are still the same no changes or he like what he’s seen that could be problem. Other managers will be livid when they saw their team played like that and will try to change things.
    And I hate his excuses and saying “we could take some positives from that game”, what positives?

  • ThaiMag

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #24

    I wish we could play this formation and give Ben arfa free role like Gareth Bale
    ————————Ben arfa

  • MacToon

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #25

    Couple of threads back Jail he reared his head again! Bit sad really.

    Excited, nervous but hopeful about our start to the season tonight but so disappointed about our transfer window this summer. I wonder if Carr is happy in his job!
    Can’t believe the club thought putting the gates against a wall was a good idea, quite symbolic aswell as shambolic really.

  • Santon03

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #26


    I like that formation.
    3CB and 2WB will give solution to our winger problem, we have 2 excellent WB who are good at going forward with 3 CB give more security as they bomb forward. I would prefer Anita than Tiote as DM unless Tiote can play as ball winning DM role rather than trying to play as playmaker.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #27

    Do you think there is actually any interest in Matri from NUFC? Any rumours in Italy about it? I know we were reported in various papers to have spoken to Juve about him in January, so is this just regurgitation by the papers?

    I have a mate over here from Malta and he is a big Juve fan. He rates Matri highly, and doesn’t really want him to leave, but also doesn’t see him playing much with Tevez Vucinic and Llorente there.

    On this lad, no thanks. If he failed to settle and adjust well in Spain, how on earth do we expect him to settle into a vastly different culture and language. If we got him, it would probably be next season when we actually see the best of him. He managed 2 goals in 53 first team games in Spain. Finally, this is from the Daily Star. Nowt to it.

  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #28

    lets just home that pope francis, isnt too upset colocini stayed, because i think for tonight the last thing we need is god on their side too.

    jesus+god vs newcastle.

    at least we’ve got ben arfa eh lads?

    Up the toon!

  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #29


  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #30

    To put the gates up against a wall is possibly the most ludicrous and ill thought out place they could have put them. What are these people seriously thinking? All we have heard is how great Wonga and the club are for doing this and they put them there.

    To be honest, I wasn’t arsed either way about the gates coming back, I was more interested in the football side getting fixed this summer, but this is just and incredibly odd thing to do!

  • Santon03

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #31


    I think we will try to sign Matri, Juve has too many forwards. They already have Tevez, Llorente, Vucinic, quagliarella, giovinco. Juve already said they will try to unload one or two of the strikers Vucinic, Quagli, or Matri.

  • Santon03

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #33


    Juve also have young striker Boakye back from loan

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #34

    I think it will go one of two ways tonight. We will shock everyone and nick something, or we will get trounced. It is all very dependent on the way we approach the game. You can’t really call City “weak” in any area of the pitch, but if there is an area that we should look to exploit it is at the back. Zableta and Kompany are excellent players. But Richards is prone to lapses in judgement and being caught out of position, Kolarov and Clichy are better offensively then defensively and Lescott is slow, with the turning circle of an oil tanker.

    Personally, I’d like us to select what is a solid defensive back line in the main, with very little attacking from any of the back 4. Make sure they keep it tight and don’t allow City’s forwards to pull people out of position.

    Debuchy – Colo – Taylor – Mbiwa

    Midfield, providing he is fit, and in spite of my history of saying he isn’t a winger, I would play Santon. We need someone to combat Toure’s running and power in the middle of the park, the boy tears us a new arsehole almost every time we play him. Sissoko steps in here. Not to man mark him, but to provide our own threat in that area, and give Toure morre to think about. Cabaye alongside him. Out wide, I’d have Santon on the right, I think we will get space in behind Clichy and Kolarov, Santon’s pace allows us to break quickly and get in behind. He also offers decent protection for Debuchy. Onthe left I’d have Jonas. In this sort of game we can’t really do without his work rate and defensive ability. Coupled with the fact he has been one of our better players in pre season.

    Up front, HBA in the hole, and Cisse playing on the shoulder of the last defender.

  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #35


    would love giovinco! that would be our pace sorted, doesnt he play on the wing though? must admit to only seeing him a few times.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #36

    On the gates,they’ll be worth a few quid when he sells up and the price of storage was a little high so that’s a handy place to store them until that wonderous day.


    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #37

    we are always linkd with player either celebrating thier birthday nxt week or nxt month… are we a gift pack?

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #38

    I think Matri is the ideal style of forward that we need at the club. He and a winger in before the window and we would have the option to alter tactics based on different opposition, or during a game if we aren’t managing to break through. His hold up play (when I have seen him) has been superb, not as prolific as most here would like, but I think it is more important to have players who can change things in the squad. Remy and Cisse will get goals, and Matri would compliment that with a few of his own as well. The £6million being mentioned is a bargain as well in my eyes.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #39

    I would have thought he might have placed them somewhere to stop an angry mob ransacking his and Kinnear’s offices!

    Plus,Wonga paid for it, so it is like a free deal for him! Win Win!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 19, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #40

    ”adjacent to a brick wall and therefore leading precisely nowhere – a metaphor if ever there was one….”


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