Leeds tipped to rival Premier League duo for Swansea attacker - report
By Will Butcher
Leeds are one of three sides that could provide a future for Swansea attacker Jefferson Montero, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim that both Bournemouth and Stoke are also possible destinations for the 27-year-old winger, in a round-up of 20 Premier League players who are desperate for moves in the January window.
Former Swansea boss Monk snapped up Montero on a free transfer from Mexican side Atletico Morelia back in the summer of 2014, and could be tempted to re-sign the skillful winger.
The 62-time international has failed to feature on a regular basis for the Swans this season, making just 11 Premier League appearances with only two of those coming from the off.
With Leeds possessing just two recognised wingers in Stuart Dallas and Hadi Sacko, manager Garry Monk has been forced to use striker Souleymane Doukara out wide in recent matches.
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Since signing for the Welsh outfit, former Villarreal and Real Betis winger Montero has scored just two goals in 70 league and cup appearances but has laid on 11 strikes in assists.
Football Insider verdict:
A move for Montero could prove a shrewd piece of business. Swansea’s number 20 possesses plenty of experience and quality that would only boost Monk’s attempt at trying to return Leeds to the top flight for the first time since their dismal financial collapse in 2004. However, a deal may be difficult to complete with Montero likely to be earning a hefty pay packet. That could see both Bournemouth and Stoke hold an advantage in the three-way race for Montero, but Monk will look to use his connections with that 62-time Ecuador ace.
In other Leeds transfer news, this Premier League attacker is the subject of a four-way race with Monk looking to fend off his rivals.