Right-back Gonzalo Montiel signed his five-season contract with Sevilla on Friday, the Spanish club officially confirmed in an operation that left River close to 8.5 million euros.
“Sevilla has confirmed a new reinforcement for the 2021/22 campaign with the arrival of Argentine international defender Gonzalo Montiel. Coming from River Plate, where he has developed his football career to date, the right-handed side signs for the next five seasons with the Nervionense entity “, published the Spanish club about the hiring of the 24-year-old leading marker.
The operation that exceeds 11 million euros leaves the Argentine club a 15% capital gain on a future sale that exceeds the aforementioned amount, River sources confided to Télam before Montiel’s trip.
River owned 80% of the player’s economic rights, which is why he does not receive the 10 million euros that he signed with Montiel as an exit clause at the end of last year when his contract was renewed.
The right-back played his last match in the elimination in the Superclásico with Boca for the round of 16 of the Argentine Cup and in that match he suffered a muscle strain that excluded him from the match against Mineiro for the Libertadores, although his sale to the Seville would hardly have played.
Montiel made his debut in DT Marcelo Gallardo’s cycle in September 2016 as a central defender and the following year he established himself as a right back. He was the undisputed starter in 139 games and scored half a dozen goals that led him to the Argentine national team.
The defender won five national and three international titles in River and won the 2021 Copa América with the Argentine team. ‘Cachete’ Montiel started the final at Maracana, just over a month ago, when Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 with the celebrated goal by Ángel Di María.