Betis recruit Montero, Matilla from Villarreal

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2011, 11:43 AM IST

Madrid: Newly promoted Spanish club Real Betis announced the signings of Jefferson Montero and Javier Matilla from La Liga rivals Villarreal.

Ecuadorian winger Montero has joined on a season-long loan with no right-to-buy clause, while Spanish midfielder Matilla arrives on a permanent three-year contract with an option for a further year.

Seville-based Betis, who will return to the Spanish top flight after one season in the second tier, have reportedly paid 1.4 million euros ($2m) to acquire the two players.

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