Montero: I want Betis return

Ecuadorian midfielder Jefferson Montero has given his approval to a January return to former club Real Betis.

Montero, formerly of Villarreal, spent last season on loan at Betis, making 32 appearances in total.

Since then the 23-year-old has joined Monarcas Morelia of the Mexican League, but Betis President Miguel Guillen yesterday described his return to the Estadio Benito Villamarin as ‘a possibility.’

“Monarcas have opened the door,” Montero is quoted as saying by Marca. “I have done well, so people have looked at me, and I have given my approval to return to Real Betis. I want to return, but I always respect my current club. It has to be good for them and for me.”

The winger recently became a married man, but insists that will not hinder a move to Spain.

“My wife will accompany me wherever I go, and she knows that my desire is to return to Europe. She was very happy when I was with Betis. I had my best campaign there and I’m glad now that I have the opportunity to return. This week will be key to knowing my future.”

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