Nottingham Forest has officially announced the signing of Argentine player Gonzalo Montiel. The right-back, who secured victory in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, joins the team through a loan contract from Sevilla, with the possibility of a permanent transfer at the end of the season.
While the transfer details have not been publicly disclosed, according to Argentine press reports, there is an option-to-buy clause at the end of the season, set at around 11 million euros (approximately R$ 59.3 million). Montiel becomes Nottingham Forest’s fourth acquisition during the current transfer window, and he will wear the number 29 jersey.
Montiel has made 72 appearances for Sevilla since joining the Spanish club in August 2021. In the previous season (2022/23), he featured in 43 matches and played a crucial role in Sevilla’s triumph in the UEFA Europa League, converting a penalty in the final against Roma.
Crucial Penalty in the World Cup
This outstanding performance was repeated in the World Cup final in Qatar. Montiel also scored a crucial penalty goal against France, securing Argentina’s status as three-time world champions. The full-back arrives with the potential to take on a position in the club’s starting lineup.
At 26 years of age, the Argentine began his career at River Plate and was acquired by Sevilla in the 2021/22 season. With the Spanish club, Montiel played in 72 games, scored 2 goals, and contributed 6 assists. He has performed well in the past seasons.
Throughout the 2022/23 season, he enjoyed great success both with his club and the national team. His presence was crucial in Argentina’s World Cup victory in Qatar, as he scored the decisive goal during the penalty shootout against France.
In the context of the Spanish club, Montiel featured in 28 out of 38 LaLiga matches. He also played a pivotal role in the Europa League triumph, once again converting the decisive penalty in a shootout, this time against Roma.