Ventura Alvarado is making a move to a familiar club.
Necaxa announced on Wednesday that the club has signed the American defender, who moves to the team from Santos Laguna. Alvarado previously featured for the club on loan in the Mexican second division during his time at Club America.
“Club Santos Laguna and Club Necaxa have agreed to the permanent transfer of defender Ventura Alvarado,” Santos Laguna said in a release. “The club is grateful for the dedication and commitment shown by Ventura during his time with us, and we wish him the very best in this next stage of his professional career.”
¡Le damos la bienvenida a @Ventuzzz, quien se suma al Club, para enfrentar el torneo #CL2018! 💪 ¡Venga Ventura, a darlo todo por los #RayosDeCorazón! ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/0pBY5BOMhu
— ⚡️Club Necaxa⚡️ (@ClubNecaxa) November 28, 2017
Alvarado will now be in search for more playing time after starting just five league matches over the past year.
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Does anyone know what happened, why he fell out of favor both at América and at Santos? Was injury an issue? Is América’s defense really that good since he left?
It makes me sad to see promising young US players who seem to miss their moment in the sun, probably changing the course of their life, even though I know that statistically the standards at the top levels are high and the chances of moving up at every level are slim.
It’s just hard to piece together a picture of what might be happening behind the scenes, when we only get scraps of information like this once or twice a year. Not that that’s the fault of SBI in particular — I very much appreciate the updates even on lesser-known players — but just in the general media landscape.