Ochoa Secures Move To Malaga
Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has managed to secure a high-profile move to Malaga following his impressive performances at the World Cup 2014. Ochoa was one of the best goalkeepers at the tournament after he made some stunning saves especially against Neymar of Brazil. It helped Mexico reached the last 16 of the competition. He was once again the standout performer in the last 16 against Netherlands and it almost helped saw Mexico in the quarter-finals. He was defeated only in the final five minutes of the encounter with one of the goals being a penalty.
It was widely speculated that Ochoa, who has been playing for French club Ajaccio since 2011, would move to a major European club. It has come in the form of a move to Malaga, who have been in the Champions League quarter-finals only a few years ago. Despite the financial troubles at the club, this move will help the 29-year-old goalkeeper to attract a lot of attention from the top of the pile clubs. It was speculated that Ajaccio may be set for offers from Arsenal and Real Madrid. However, it seems that Ochoa has decided to move to a club where he will get regular first-team football along with good coverage in the eyes of the media.
At just 29 years old, he still has a long way to go as a goalkeeper. "Malaga has reached an agreement to sign one of the best goalkeepers of the recent World Cup in Brazil, Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña," said a statement on the official site of the Spanish club. Ochoa has signed a three-year contract with the Spanish club. The 29-year-old has cost Malaga not a penny in transfer fees since he was available on a free transfer. Arsenal have since elected to sign Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina.