Monk: Jefferson will shine
Swansea City manager Garry Monk expects new signing Jefferson Montero to be a Premier League hit this season.
The 24-year-old diminutive striker from Ecuador moved to Wales for £4m and Monk is excited at the prospect of Montero playing at the top level in England.
Monk told the South Wales Evening Post: "He showed glimpses of what he can do against Exeter (pre-season friendly).
"If he brings that type of quality to the table, which we think he can do, and gets a little bit sharper he can do well for us.
"Pace always hurts teams. Anyone who's quick and has got half a brain about them can cause people problems.
"Jefferson's got very good pace and quality about him as well. And for a player who's so young he's got experience as well.
"Fitness-wise he isn't quite there. He's not as sharp as he can be but that will come with the more games he plays.
"He's a little bit behind some of the other boys, like Ki Sung-Yueng, because of the World Cup but they're catching up.
"The World Cup's been a great experience for him. If he can bring the momentum he's got from that into the Premier League it'll be great.
"I said from the start I wanted to create competition. That's my job. Everyone feels they're under pressure to perform. That's what all good football clubs do and that's what I'm trying to do."