One of Ecuador’s bright young starlets has revealed that he has signed for Los Blancos.
Spanish daily AS reports that Real Madrid have completed the signing of 19-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder, Jefferson Montero.
Although there is no official word yet from Los Blancos regarding any such transaction, the player told local journalists during a press conference, “I have reached an agreement to sign with Real Madrid.
“Everything has been confirmed and all that remains now is for me to be presented at the club and to sign the documents and I will be at the disposal of my new team.”
Montero’s agent, Diego Herrera, also affirmed that his client will travel to the Spanish capital next week to put pen to paper and transfer his full sporting rights to the 31-time Primera Division champions.
“Madrid have been observing Montero since the 2007 Pan-American Games in Brazil [where Ecuador’s sub-18 side won the gold medal],” Herrera disclosed.
“They continued to track his progress through videos of his matches with Emelec, Independiente Jose Teran, and with Ecuador’s U-20 team in the recent South American Championships in Venezuela.”
Montero began his career with Ecuador’s third most successful league club, Emelec, before joining second-division side Independiente Jose Teran on loan. In October 2008, he moved to Mexican outfit Dorados de Sinaloa. He has nine caps and two goals with Ecuador’s senior national team.
KS Leong, Goal.com