Montoya has played for Betis before – during a loan stint in the 2015/16 season, when he also featured for Inter – and becomes the club’s first signing under new boss Manuel Pellegrini.
📣 Martín Montoya, primer fichaje del #RealBetis para la próxima temporada 📝🤝
¡Bienvenido de nuevo! 🏠🔙😃
— Real Betis Balompié 🌴💚 (@RealBetis) August 25, 2020
Despite making 23 starts last season, Brighton boss Graham Potter is set promote highly rated Tariq Lamptey as his first-choice full back for the 2019-20 campaign, making Montoya surplus to requirements.
Betis boss Pellegrini is on the hunt for defensive reinforcements following the departures of Zou Feddal to Sporting Lisbon and Antonio Barragan on a free transfer.