HOW ACQUIRED: Signed to a four-month loan through June from FC Metz on March 5, 2019 that can be extended through the 2019 season and with an option to buy. Targeted Allocation Money was used as part of the transaction. Transferred from Metz and signed a three-year Designated Player contract, with an option for a fourth year, on January 10, 2019.
Monteiro is a relentless box-to-box midfielder who the Union believe fits well into their tactical parameters for a central midfielder.
INTERNATIONAL: Monteiro plays for the country of his parents’ heritage, Cape Verde. He has registered five caps for Cape Verde, debuting in Africa Cup of Nations qualification in 2016.
OUTSIDE MLS: Monteiro joins the Union from French Ligue 2 side FC Metz, a club that he joined last summer. He has made three league appearances for club with an additional three cup appearances. Prior to moving to France, Monteiro played the duration of his professional career in the Netherlands, the country of his birth. Playing for topflight Dutch club Heracles Almelo, he appeared in 34 Eredivisie games in 2017-18, scoring four times and assisting an additional three goals. Monteiro began his senior career in 2015-16 by signing with Dutch club SC Cambuur-Leeuwarden. He made 20 Eredivisie appearances that season and followed that up with 36 second-division appearances for the club in 2016-17.