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Montero excited to face Leganes in Madrid derby

New Getafe signing Jefferson Montero has talked of his excitement ahead of a potential debut for the club against Leganes on Friday evening.

The 28-year-old winger called time on his spell with Swansea City in the Premier League to move to Getafe and end a three-year spell in Wales that saw him struggled with a recurring hamstring injury.

“I am really happy to return to La Liga and have a fresh start, ” Montero told reporters ahead of Friday’s fixture.

“Hopefully my injuries are behind me, I believe they are and I have trained well since arriving at the club. My opening game against Leganes? It is great to start with a derby as the fans will really be behind us, but they have won six points from six and look in good form, it will be a tough match.”

The Ecuadorian began his career in his homeland with Emelec, before moving to Europe with Villarreal in 2009, where he impress for the Yellow Submarine’s B side, gaining playing time with the seniors.

A move to Mexico came before finally joining Swansea in 2014, where he signed a four year deal. However, his time at the Liberty stadium was dampened by injury and infrequent playing time.

Just one goal in 58 appearances saw him leave and join Getafe, and he has talked about not having regrets of moving to English football.

 

“I don’t regret my move to England, it was fantastic to experience a different league despite the problems I had with injuries and it made me who I am today.”

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