Livingston are poised to capture West Ham United academy graduate Cristian Montano ahead of the 2021/22 season (Scottish Sun).

The 29-year-old is attracting interest from clubs south of the border courtesy of his form at Port Vale. But Livingston have moved quickly to capture the Colombian star who started his career at West Ham United.

The West Ham United academy graduate is a target for Livingston.

The West Ham United academy graduate is a target for Livingston. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

A fast and tricky winger, Montano was born in Cali, Colombia, but came through the West Ham United academy after joining the London club at age 10. He is predominantly a left winger but he can also play left wing-back.

After loan spells away from West Ham United, he joined Oxford United and has had spells across the EFL alongside a brief return home to Colombia with America de Cali since. He has been with Port Vale since 2017.

 

This season has been productive for Montano, making 34 appearances as Port Vale make a mid-table finish in League Two. He was sent off in his most recent match, a 1-0 defeat to Grimsby Town, Montano scoring four goals with one assist this term. Livingston signed Queen of the South defender Ayo Obileye this week.

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