Maccabi Tel Aviv FC exercised the option to buy Eduardo Antonio Guerrero Locano from Panama outfit UD Universitario of Panama. 

The 19 year-old forward who spent last season on loan at Maccabi joins on a permanent basis. Last season Guerrero scored 13 league goals in 29 League and Cup appearances for Maccabi U-19’s and added 5 more goals in 4 UEFA Youth League qualifiers including a hat-trick against Anzhi Makhachkala in the first qualifying round. 

Maccabi’s Performance Director, Patrick van Leeuwen, told the club’s website: “Eduardo Guerrero is a player who left a good impression from the moment he joined us on trial. He played with the U-19’s last season and managed to convince both the coaching staff and the management that he would be a good addition over several attacking positions. Eduardo made the progress Maccabi expected from him as he will continue with us for a longer period and continue his development in the forthcoming season on-loan in the second division. Good luck Eduardo”.

Guerrero joined Maccabi in the summer of last season after making his name on the international stage as he scored 4 goals for Panama U17’s in the CONCACAF qualifying campaign. At the age of 17 Guerrero made his full international debut for the Panama senior side in a friendly against Granada.