Betis bag double deal

Image: Montero: Season-long loan

Real Betis have completed the double signing of Jefferson Montero and Javier Matilla from Villarreal.

Montero arrives on loan; Matilla signs three-year contract

Real Betis have stepped up their preparations for their return to the Primera Liga with the double signing of Jefferson Montero and Javier Matilla from Villarreal. Ecuadorian winger Montero has arrived on a season-long loan with no clause for a permanent deal, while midfielder Matilla moves on a permanent contract. Montero, 21, spent the second half of last season on loan at Levante and made 11 league appearances as they avoided relegation. Spaniard Matilla made 14 league appearances for Villarreal and his contract with Betis also includes the option for an extra year after the initial three. The double deal is reported to be worth €1.4million (£1.25m) for Villarreal.

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