Real Betis, Valencia in pursuit of River Plate defender Montiel

Mar 22, 2020

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Real Betis, Valencia in pursuit of River Plate defender Montiel

Buenos Aires (Brazil), Mar 22: Real Betis and Valencia are among a host of European clubs interested in signing River Plate right-back Gonzalo Montiel, according to media reports in Argentina.
Betis are frontrunners to secure the 23-year-old as a backup to Brazilian Emerson, who is currently on loan from Barcelona, the Ole news portal said on Saturday.
Other clubs said to considering a move for Montiel are Roma and Inter Milan. West Ham United had a 10 million euro-offer for the defender rejected by River Plate in January.
Montiel, who has a 20 million-euro (22 million US dollars) buyout clause written into his River contract, is tied to the Buenos Aires club until June next year.
He has made 64 first-team appearances for River and has been capped twice for Argentina's national team.
Source: Xinhua News Agency