Full name: Jonathan Montiel Caballero
Date of birth: 03/09/1998 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Madrid (Spain)
Youth career: Rayo Vallecano
Current club: Rayo Vallecano
Squad number: 26
Current national team: Spain U-19
Position: attacking midfielder, winger, second striker
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 500.000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (3/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2017
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Giovani dos Santos
– pace and acceleration
– technique and ball control
Style of play:
– creative, explosive and skilfull attacking midfielder
– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch
– known for his attacking movement, positional sense, and ability to dribble, which, combined with his pace, technique, mobility and energy, enables him to make effective attacking runs to beat the defensive line
– capable of scoring goals himself as well as creating them
– fast, and opportunistic player, with excellent reactions
– likes to play through balls
– likes to dribble
– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut on his left foot and create himself a decent opportunity to score from
– exceptional ability to maneuver in small spaces
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– likes to use his pace to stretch opposition defences when he runs the channels
– competent set-piece taker
He is best suited to playing as:
Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
División de Honor Juvenil de Fútbol 2014/2015 winner with Rayo Vallecano.
Copa del Rey Juvenil de Fútbol 2015 winner with Rayo Vallecano.
League summary (as for 17 July 2016):
Primera División 2015/2016: 8 matches/0 goals (Rayo)
Joni Montiel joined Rayo Vallecano’s youth setup in 2010 at the age of 11. Talented midfielder is tipped to folow in the footsteps of former very well known Rayo academy graduates such as Coke and Álvaro Negredo. He was first included in a first team matchday squad on 16 December 2015, at the age of 17, remaining an unused substitute in Rayo’s 3–1 loss at neighbours Getafe in the last 32 second leg of the season’s Copa del Rey. Four days later, he made his La Liga debut, playing the final ten minutes in place of Zé Castro as the team lost 10–2 at Real Madrid. In the summer 2016, after the main squad’s relegation to Segunda División, he was definitely promoted to the first team.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.