Swansea City sign World Cup winger Jefferson Montero
24th July 2014
Swansea City have completed their sixth summer signing with the arrival of Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero.
The 24-year-old, renowned for his pace, has penned a four-year deal at the Liberty following his move from Mexican top-flight club Morelia for an undisclosed fee.
After passing his medical, Montero was straight onto the training pitch today (Thursday) as he linked up with his new team-mates.
Montero takes Garry Monk's summer recruitment up to five following the acquisitions of Gylfi Sigurdsson, who joined the club on Wednesday, along with Lukasz Fabianski, Bafetimbi Gomis, Marvin Emnes and Stephen Kingsley.
His arrival gives Monk further options out wide with Montero, who is right-footed, comfortable playing on either flank.
The former Villarreal winger, who also played against the Swans at the Liberty during a friendly while on loan at Real Betis in 2011, featured in his nation's World Cup campaign in Brazil this summer.
He started all three group games as Ecuador just missed out on qualification for the knockout stages.
Montero, who has 43 caps, also helped his country win the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil, scoring in the final as Ecuador beat Jamaica 2-1.
He was also on the scoresheet for his club Morelia as they won the Apertura Copa MX final last November.