Ecuadorian offensive winger, Jefferson Montero signed a three year contract with Liga MX club, Monarcas Morelia. In an attempt to fortify its midfield after the significant losses of Gerardo Lugo who left to Santos or Jaime Lozano to U.N.A.M Pumas, Morelia added a talented side midfielder with interesting playmaking ability and good speed.
Montero comes from the Spanish first division, La Liga, where he was signed under recently demoted Villarreal, but played last season for Real Betis. The 22 year old is also an important element for the Ecuador national team and is playing part of that country’s CONMEBOL Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
With this signing, Morelia will strengthen its midfield which suffered various departures during the last players draft. However, they require a new forward as they only have Miguel Sabah as an every day starter after Rafael Marquez Lugo left for Chivas de Guadalajara.
The addition of Montero is yet another player with European experience that will play in Mexico next season. His signing will add to those of Spain’s Raul Tamudo, Colombian defender Luis Perea, and Mexicans Nery Castillo, and Efrain Juarez.