Villarreal sign Ecuador midfielder Montero

MADRID - Villarreal have agreed to sign Ecuador midfielder Jefferson Montero from Independiente del Valle, the Primera Liga club said on their website.

The 19-year-old will join Villarreal from the start of next season on a five year contract.

Villarreal, who were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals by Arsenal earlier this month, are fifth in the Primera Liga with five matches left to play.