Former Sevilla midfielder Walter Montoya has cited Jorge Sampaoli’s exit for his lack of first-team football at the club.
The 24-year-old made only three starts in seven appearances for Los Rojiblancos, whom he joined from Rosario Central earlier this year but he has now signed for Mexican giants Cruz Azul.
“I came to Seville solely because of the Coach and then, within a few months, that Coach left,” Montoya told Mexican paper Record.
“When he left, my chances of playing evaporated also and since then I did not have the game time at the club so I had to leave.
“I'm really excited to have finished this year in this way, by joining a new club – I'm always an optimistic guy because I take the positive from everything.
“Cruz Azul is a very big club, it was not such an extensive negotiation, it interested me as soon as my representative told me about it.”