Mexican custodian to set sail to Belgium
Mexico International Guillermo Ochoa has joined Belgian side Standard Liege
The 31-year old Mexican goalie was a free agent after his contract ran out with Malaga at the end of the season. Ochoa has been linked with clubs like Las Palmas, Napoli and Marseille.
Ochoa was loaned out to Granada last season and they finished last and got relegated, conceding 82 goals in 38 matches.
Ochoa started his career at Club America and then he moved to France and joined Ajaccio in July 2011 and stayed there until the team was relegated in 2014.
Ochoa moved to Spain and joined La Liga outfit Malaga. the signing was followed by an outstanding performance by him at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but the Mexico international could not hold on to the starting place at Malaga and hence he was loaned out to Granada.
Standard Liege sporting director, Oliver Renard said:
“Guillermo is a spectacular goalkeeper, he has wide international experience, in the Mexican league, in Ligue 1 in France, in the Spanish league and the Mexican national team,”
“He had an excellent World Cup in 2014. Guillermo is ready for a new challenge and will certainly bring a lot to our group.”
Ochoa will become the second Mexican to play for the Belgian club after Carlos Hermosillo moved there from Club America in 1990. The Mexico legend scored just one goal in five appearances with Les Rouches.