Guillermo Ochoa looks to be taking his allotted time in figuring out what is the best move right now for this stage in his career.
He told MedioTiempo that he is looking into a pair of offers from two clubs. One is a Ligue 1 team - and Marseille seems to be the likely club. The other was not mentioned by name; however, ones that have been reported in seeking the Mexican international’s services have been Liverpool and AC Milan.
It is more than likely to be AC Milan as their current crop of goalkeepers are playing out their contracts and unlikely to be resigned by the Italian side.
Two advantages await Ochoa if he decided to stay local in that he will be closer to obtaining European Citizenship where he will be recognized as a European based player and not a foreigner. Another would be that he is already familiar with the league, country and has also learned to speak French. If Milan is to be the other option for Ochoa it could be a big opportunity to play for one of the biggest clubs in the sports history. Although Milan have not played up to what history suggests they are, it will not be too long before they are in the running for the Serie A and Champions League.
The disadvantages in opting for a club outside France is that Ochoa would have to acclimate himself once again to foreign grounds. Knowing the type of player he is, and judging by his dicey choice in becoming a small fish in a big pond (signing from Club America to AC Ajaccio), he will have no trouble in capitalizing on a new challenge if he were to seek it.
It was also reported in the Mexican press that Ochoa decided not take his one-week issued vacation time and instead reported early to El Tri’s training camp with his main focus being the June 13 fixture against Cameroon in Brazil.
The competition between Jesus Corona, Alfredo Talavera and Ochoa looks to be a competitive one with all three goalkeepers having aspirations in locking his place in the starting eleven in the opening round of the World Cup.