Speedster Montero hopes to make quick impression
5th August 2014
Having settled into his new surroundings, Jefferson Montero will meet up with some old faces this weekend.
The Ecuadorian became the latest summer signing at the Swans when he penned a four-year deal from Mexican side Morelia last month.
And as the rapid winger prepares for his first taste of playing in front of the Jack Army as a Swans player at the Liberty, his former club Villarreal provide the opposition.
The 24-year-old spent three years with the La Liga club, making 14 appearances - scoring once - for the first team.
Montero spent the majority of his time with the Spanish side's second team, while he was also loaned out to Levante and Real Betis before his move to Morelia.
While he didn't feature as much as he would have liked for the team known as the Yellow Submarine, Montero still has fond memories from his time there.
"They have some very good players," said Montero. "The likes of Giovani Dos Santos, Bruno Soriano and Cani are all top players and can cause any team problems.
"They are also my friends, so it will be really nice to see some of them and play against them. Not just the players, but also staff members and directors. It will be good to say hello to some familiar faces."
Reunions aside, Montero will be aiming to make a big impression with Swans fans in his first appearance at the Liberty as a Swan.
He has already sampled the Liberty atmosphere having featured for Real Betis in a pre-season fixture against the Swans in 2011.
And he is relishing the opportunity of going up against his former employers in what he expects to be a thrilling encounter.
"I will be working hard for the chance to be involved because it would be fantastic for me to play my first match at the Liberty Stadium against my former club," added Montero.
"Villarreal are a really good team, and I really enjoyed my time with them. It will be an interesting game because both teams like to play good football.
"Villarreal are the type of team that enjoys a lot of possession of the ball, while they prefer to play on the offensive and take the game to their opposition.
"So it should be an exciting game for the supporters."
Tickets are still available for Saturday's friendly with Villarreal at the Liberty (3pm).
Tickets are priced Adults £15 and concessions £5, and can be purchased online, in-person at the Ticket Office or by calling 0844 815 6665.
You can read the full interview with Jefferson in Saturday's new-look version of Jack Magazine.
The 16-page edition, which costs just £1, also looks at the six summer signings at the Liberty and also features an in-depth view of Villarreal.
Jack Magazine will be available to purchase around the ground and the Club Shop.