Carlos Alberto Rivera Lucero, an 18-year-old Panamanian forward will join Maccabi Tel Aviv’s U-19’s on a season-long loan-deal with an option to make the move permanent, after an agreement was reached with his club San Francisco FC.

Rivera, who is a member of Panama’s U-21’s national side, impressed the club’s Youth Academy staff during a trial period, and will join the squad of Maccabi Tel Aviv ‘Shahar’.

Guy Zuckerman, Maccabi’s Youth Department director, told the club’s official website: “Carlos is a talented forward who left a very good impression during the trials he had at the Youth Academy in recent weeks. We all believe that Carlos can develop during his time with the academy and contribute a lot to the club”.