Livingston have confirmed the signing of West Ham academy product Cristian Montano on a pre-contract ahead of next season.

The Colombian left-winger – who can also play as a left-wing-back – will join the West Lothian club on a two-year deal with the option of a third. Montano moved to UK aged 10 and played for West Ham United before a permanent switch to Oxford United. He has been with Port Vale since 2017.

The West Ham United academy graduate has signed for Livingston.

The West Ham United academy graduate has signed for Livingston. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Lions manager David Martindale said of the West Ham academy graduate: “I’m delighted to get this one over the line. I was alerted to Cristian last season but for one reason or another, it never quite worked out. I kept my eye on him and have watched a lot of footage of him from this season and I’m now extremely happy to get him this time round.

“He is a very versatile player who can play predominantly as a left back or a left winger. He has played in the region of 250 games between League 1 and League 2 and we are getting a player that will be ready immediately which is a major attraction, whilst also bringing resilience and experience to the group.

“He has fantastic individual qualities and that, along with the robustness he has shown in his career, I can see Cristian playing a major part in our Premiership campaign next season.”

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