Newcastle United are considering a move for Jefferson Montero if they miss out elsewhere, according to claims on Sunday morning.

It looks obvious that Rafa Benitez is trying to bring in at least one more winger to compete with Christian Atsu and Matt Ritchie, with reports of moves for Jesus Navas and Adama Tarore.

Atsu signed on in May, converting his loan to a permanent deal, but only defender Florian Lejeune has been added since then.

Jefferson Montero is yet another tricky winger with pace that Newcastle are linked to – but also another who has a dubious end product.

Joining Swansea from Mexican side Morelia in summer 2014, Montero signed a four year contract, meaning that he now has only another 12 months to go.

Swansea paid around £4m three years ago and The Sun say that the Welsh club are happy to let the winger go if they recoup around the same figure.

Jefferson Montero turns 28 in September but has never really pinned down a permanent place in the first team at Swansea, making 15 starts and 15 appearances off the bench in his first (2014/15) season and then 14 and 9 in his second (2015/16) season.

Recurring hamstring problems then added to his problems last season, making only 2 Premier League starts and 11 off the bench.

A regular for Ecaudor, he has over 60 caps for his country.

That first season in the Premier League saw an impressive return of seven Premier League assists and one goal, despite only 15 starting elevens.

However, he has only then managed three assists and no league goals in the last two seasons.

Any signings Newcastle make are bound to have some doubts attached but whether it is is Montero or whoever, the hope would be that Rafa Benitez can get the best out of them.

  • Anita kick up the Hoop

    These types of signings relegate clubs

    • Geordiegiants

      As we are all well aware of unfortunately, but again I will reiterate. These are paper talk signings, who says we are going for this player? Where has the rumour started from? Has everyone not noticed how poor the content has been on here over the last few weeks?

      • Andy Mac

        Yes they’re all “Media hype” Gg but Rafa stated he wanted a full squad at the start of pre season training and yet he’s got two players in so far.

        Either Rafa is happy with the pace of the process or Fatman is holding out hoping he can ease the Spaniard out and bring in Pardwho Mark 2 ?

  • Leicester Mag

    People complaining about negative Mag articles is it a surprise when rumour after rumour point to another dip of the flabby ones chubby paws in the transfer bargain bucket? It’s great to be positive and view the glass half full but when the glass has repeatedly been p’zzed in it’s difficult.

  • Toonarden

    Why are we still being ‘linked’ to these second rate players? Is Rafa just having a quiet chuckle on reading these reports? I really hope so.

  • Lhc

    Would much rather have Freddy shepherd than lard a&!e

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      We’d not have a club had Shepherd carried on as he was.

      • Geordiegiants


        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          No, that’s earth wind and fire. When you return to the former, you’ll realise I’m right.

      • grantham mag

        We have not a club now, its no more than SD joke shop, and it will not change until the fat controller throws the towel in.

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          Look, I does not work like that. MA bought the club for £131m and threw another £130m to keep it going, he will not throw in the towel but he may accept a reasonable offer. Unless the moaners make an offer or find buyers, they should shut the you know up.

          • grantham mag

            We know he bought the club, but its what he has done with it that rankles 99.9% of NUFC fans.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            It rankles 99.9% of NUFC but none have done a practical thing about, bedsheets and pitchforks are not going to get Mike Ashley to sell the club. Far better for the NUST (reality is in the 9 years they have been going, they have not raised a penny) or to be honest, another trust needs setting up to produce a prospectus and a business plan for fans who want a new owner to pledge investment.

            So far, this rankled 99.9% seem to be all mouth.

  • Leazes Ender

    Exciting isn’t it?

  • Oooh bobbi fleckman

    So the Mag is ignoring the transfer which is likely to be completed by midweek?

    • Leicester Mag

      That being Giuseppe Bangordinari from crack Italian team Inter Calazone?

      • Geordiegiants

        Will we get bolognese sauce with that?

  • Phil K

    Signing two failures from Arsenal and Everton was bad enough. Actually PAYING for another failure ? I thought Carr had bloody gone ?

    • Clarko

      How do you feel about Hayden? Did you deem him a “failure from Arsenal” at the time of his signature? Do you think that he was a bad signing?

  • Wor Monga

    ‘Media reports something’…and there’s a mass panic on Tyneside…thank god this generation wasn’t around the area in 1939…before i-pads were invented!!!

  • Mal

    Are we going to continue getting a full blown article on every unsubstantiated rumour.

  • rob taplin

    People moan about all these rumours saying they are second rate, who the hell do people expect us to sign??? We aren’t going to get big names and we are a newly promoted team, we’re not exactly eye catching are we!!!!

    • Andy Mac

      Look Rob “People will moan” is one of the ten commandments but, as a football club looking to take on the PL after promotion, wouldnt you expect a little more than just platitudes from the club/local press ?.

      You know a player or two who fits an obvious need and is happy to be here ?

    • Down Under Mag

      There’s a tendency for fans to think we are still the club we were under Keegan, if not Sir Bobby, when it comes to where we stand in terms of money to spend, how attractive we are to players etc. We need to realise that due to the way we have been run under Ashley, we are no longer the draw card we once were and need to adjust our expectations until we can find our feet again (and hopefully avoid any Mike Ashley total cock-up’s).

  • HarryHype59

    Are there any rumours linking the club to an EPL quality striker who can get at least 15 goals a season ? Unless at least one is signed another relegation is highly likely.

  • Jezza

    “Media reports on Sunday morning claim Newcastle are looking at Jefferson Montero as a cheaper alternative if they can’t get first choice”

    The cut price option is always first choice with Ashley running our club.