As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Man Utd's Valencia convinced Montero about Swansea

Jefferson Montero admits Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia convinced him about moving to Swansea City.

Montero, 24, has completed a £4million switch from Mexican club Monarcas Morelia, signing a four-year deal.

"I was impressed by Swansea when I played against them in a friendly (at the Liberty Stadium) while I was at Betis. Their style is very attractive," said Montero, who spoke via a translator, to

"And Antonio Valencia also spoke very well about the team - he said they are always a tough team to play against.

"We've spoken recently and we joked about Swansea and Manchester United playing in the first game. So that will be an interesting match for us.

"He also told me how great the league is. Every single game is very competitive, and I'm really looking forward to playing in it."

 For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball

Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free