Newcastle United have been given the option of buying Swansea City left-winger Jefferson Montero, and that was also true in January but the club have so far resisted taking up that option.
We’ve watched Montero look world-class for Swansea at times and we’ve also watched him have the poorest of games on the left wing so the player is very inconsistent, although he’s loaded with skills.
And maybe if Newcastle took up the option of buying him for a low £4M Rafa Benitez could get the best out of him?
27 year-old Swansea winger Jefferson Montero
If we cannot get some of our other winger targets in this summer Rafa may have to bring in the 63 times capped Ecuadorian International (10 goals) who joined Swansea in the summer of 2014 from Mexican club Monarcas Morelia on a four year deal.
Montero was at Villareal from 2009 until he left in 2012 so Rafa will have been told all about the left winger – about how he trains and about his character and temperament.
Montero has one year left on his contract at the Swans and he’s played 72 times with 2 goals and 11 assists for Swansea, and while he was at Villarreal he played only 20 games with 2 goals and 3 assists for the first team.
Montero certainly has skill and pace but it’s his consistency that worries us.
In his career he’s played 205 first team games with 19 goals and 29 assists.
What do you think?