Club América have secured the long-awaited return of goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa from Standard Liège, the Liga MX club confirmed on Tuesday.
El portero @yosoy8a llega al Nido.— Club América (@ClubAmerica) August 7, 2019
Bienvenido a casa Memo! #8AEsDelAme pic.twitter.com/xkoPaWLqCm
Ochoa, 34, returns to Coapa eight years after departing for France to play for AC Ajaccio.
The transfer fee was said to be of just €1 Million, with Ochoa signing with Las Águilas for the next three years.
His return to América comes just days after Las Águilas parted ways with their starting goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin, who signed with Primeira Liga club FC Porto for a $11 million fee.
While Ochoa quickly established himself as one América’s star players early in his career, he never found the same success in Europe. Now, he becomes América’s fourth major signing this season, following Ruben Gonzalez, Leonel Lopez and Giovani dos Santos.
The opportunity to play in Liga MX and for the club he loves again will no doubt be important for Ochoa, as he enters the final stage of his career.
What do you think? Should Ochoa have stayed in Europe a little longer or was this the perfect time for him to come back to Mexico?