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.
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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