Palace move to trump Cardiff for Montero

Crystal Palace are chasing Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero.

Crystal Palace are chasing Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero.

The Mirror says Palace boss Ian Holloway has his sights on beating fellow top-flight new boys ­Cardiff City to the signature of Montero, the Ecuadorian winger who plays for Mexican club Morelia.

The Bluebirds’ offer of £3million does not match Morelia’s valuation and Palace are hoping to now take advantage of the stalemate to make a move.

The 23-year-old has ­European experience with Villarreal, Levante and Real Betis and ­Holloway has identified him as the ­replacement for Wilfried Zaha.

 
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