Jordy Alcívar, a 22-year-old midfielder from the Ecuadorian side LDU Quito, was signed to a 4 year deal with a team option for an additional year. LDU Quito is one of the top teams in Ecuador, they won their league as recently as 2018 and won the Copa Libertadores back in 2008, the top club competition in all of South America.
Quito is Alcívar’s boyhood club, having started his career in their academy in 2013. He worked his way up to their under-20 squad, then to the LDU Quito B team in 2017, and then the first team in 2019.
He’s made 83 appearances for the first team across all competitions including 12 in the Copa Libertadores, as well as 20 appearances for the U-20 and U-23 Ecuadorian national team – with a call-up to the senior team possible soon.
Charlotte FC have signed Jordy Alcívar from LDU Quito
LDU Quito plays alongside Independiente del Valle, another top club from Ecuador and one where new head coach Miguel Ángel Ramírez managed between 2018 and 2020. Valued at $2.2m by Transfermarkt, he is one of the higher-valued players on the team, and one of the youngest.
He is an exciting prospect on the rise in South America, and Charlotte FC was thrilled they were able to bring him to North Carolina. Sporting Director Zoran Krneta said, “He’ll bring balance to the midfield and can control the ball with and without his feet.”
Alcívar will be a key player for Charlotte’s midfield, bringing discipline and a ton of determination. He’s patient and plays really smartly with the ball at his feet. He’s an active passer who likes to link up with teammates to move the ball, and will be crucial to setting the tempo and controlling the game for Charlotte FC. He’s a great fit for Miguel Ramírez’s possession-based style of play.
The sale has not yet been finalized, but will be as soon as the primary transfer window opens in 2022. Alcívar will stay with LDU Quito until December when their season ends, and will begin with Charlotte FC for their preseason in 2022.