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Cardiff City In Talks With South American Winger Jefferson Montero

Bluebirds discussing deal with Ecuadorian wing ace.

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Premier League new boys are thought to be close to making another new addition in the shape of Ecuadorian international Jefferson Montero, Sky Sports reports.

Several Premier League sides have expressed an interest in the 23-year-old over the summer, but it is Cardiff who are the most eager to land the player and are now working on a deal to bring him in from Mexican side Morelia.

Montero is now in the process of obtaining a visa which will allow him to travel to Britain and undergo a medical, ahead of the proposed deal.

There are not thought to be any problems with his eligibility for a work permit as he has over 30 international caps for Ecuador, who currently lie in 17th place in the FIFA rankings – just behind England.

Montero has already had one stint in Europe in his career having spent three seasons in Spain for Villarreal, Levante and Real Betis before heading back to Mexico in 2012.

He penned a three year deal with Morelia and immediately made an impact with a hat trick in just his third appearance of the season. He has since gone on to wrack up 40 appearances for the club, scoring nine goals.

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