Montero moves to Getafe on loan

1st September 2017
First team

Swansea City winger Jefferson Montero has joined La Liga club Getafe on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance.

Montero has completed his move despite the fact that English football’s transfer deadline has passed because the window in Spain does not close until tonight.

Ecuador international Montero will hope to play regular football at Getafe having struggled for game-time at the Liberty Stadium last season.

The 28-year-old played only 14 times for the Swans last season, with a number of injury issues hampering his chances of nailing down a place in the side.

He started just three games in 2016-17, and managed a mere 32 minutes on the pitch following Paul Clement’s appointment as Swans boss last January.

Montero’s most recent Swans appearance came in the 1-1 draw at Manchester United in April, when he arrived off the bench in the second half only to be forced off with injury seven minutes later.

The fitness troubles have been a frustration for the Swans, because Montero is capable of being a significant attacking threat when he is firing on all cylinders.

In all he has played 72 times for the Swans since signing from Mexican outfit Monarcas Morelia in 2014, scoring two goals.

Montero’s move to Getafe, who won promotion to La Liga last season, means a return to Spain following previous spells at Villarreal, Levante and Real Betis.

Montero’s Swans contract runs until the summer of 2020.