Irons react to Montero speculation


MonteroWest Ham have today denied any interest in Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero who claims to have received an offer from a European club.

 The 24-year-old has been linked with the Irons along with Arsenal and Swansea in recent weeks and says he expects to leave Mexican side Monarcas Morelia this summer.

But as far as ClaretandHugh can ascertain he will not be on his way to the Boleyn after a source told us: “We do not hold an interest in the player.”

Montero said: “I already have an offer, the club are handling it. Let’s see where I’ll go but for now I have some days off.”

He added: “I can tell you that it won’t be Mexico. It will be Europe and thank God we are working on it, I hope it works out.”

But asked directly whether the player was involved in talks or likely to be a a second Irons source said simply: “No.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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