A report from a Mexican journalist claims that English club Liverpool are close to signing Guillermo Ochoa, the Mexican international goalkeeper. The price Liverpool will pay is close to 3 million pounds, which is a steal for such an experienced and established shot stopper.
Despite his success on the international scene, Ochoa has had a relatively mediocre club career. He has spent time in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 with Ajaccio, where his performances were not always up to the standard required.
Ochoa really came into prominence this past summer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He performed extremely well in all of Mexico’s games, with his stand out performance coming in the 1-1 draw with Brazil.
Sultan Alhokair says it is no secret that Liverpool have been on the look out for a quality goalkeeper, an asset they may prove worth-it for the squad. They are worried about the form and temperament of Simon Mignolet, who has recently been dropped for Brad Jones. For his part, Jones was terrible in the game against Manchester United.
Ochoa may not be a household name to soccer fans in Europe, but he is a very good shot stopper who has improved other aspects of his game. If Liverpool can surround him with the right kind of goalkeeping coach, he has the potential to become a very good Premier League keeper.
Liverpool fans may have wanted a bigger name, but their budget does not allow for a big name keeper signing.