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Nottingham Forest loan World Cup winner Gonzalo Montiel from Sevilla

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Nottingham Forest have signed World Cup-winning defender Gonzalo Montiel on a season-long loan from Sevilla with an option to make the move permanent.

Montiel scored the decisive penalty kick in the shootout as Argentina beat France in the final in Qatar last year.

The 26-year-old is Forest boss Steve Cooper’s fifth signing of the summer and has taken the number 29 shirt.

“I’m coming here full of expectations, of getting to play and showing what I can do,” Montiel told Forest’s website.

“I’m also hungry to win things, to win trophies – now’s the time to show this.

“I’ve been watching the Premier League since I was a child. As a player you want to play in the best league, and the Premier League is just that.”

Montiel rose through the youth ranks at River Plate and made his first-team debut for the Buenos Aires club in April 2016.

He went on to make 139 appearances for River and was part of the team which won the 2018 Copa Libertadores against city rivals Boca Juniors in Madrid.

Montiel, who has been capped 23 times by Argentina, joined Sevilla in August 2021 and scored the winning penalty in the club’s Europa League final victory over Roma last season.

Forest’s chief football officer Ross Wilson added: “We are pleased to welcome Gonzalo and his family to Nottingham.

“He has already experienced some major achievements in his career and he is looking forward with anticipation to the next chapter with Nottingham Forest.”

Source: BBC

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