After its great performance in Russian World Cup 2018, the goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa sees frustrated his dream of playing with Maradona’s old team, Napoli.
Guillermo Ochoa was supposed to be team’s president preferred player to cover this position for the injured Alex Meret, been already known their reunions to talk about his “almost sure” settlement. However, an issue with immigration authorities in Spain to become a naturalized European Citizen, needed requirement to play with the team, has made crashes his opportunity of becoming his next goalkeeper.
Instead, Napoli’s Italian team president, Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed the possibility of signing up with the Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, which unlike the Mexican one, has the double citizenship in France.
The country press where the rejection statement revealed that there were four prospects (to replace Meret).
“Ochoa was the one I liked most, and although we met with his agents in Dublin, he is not a citizen of the European Union” Aurelio De Laurentiis
“There were four prospects, Ochoa was the one he liked most, and although we met with his agents in Dublin, he is not a citizen of the European Union”
Even though he has been playing in Europe since 2011. in different teams and countries like France, Spain and now Belgium the Mexican goalkeeper of the moment will need to wait for his Italian dream.
But, what’s next for him? For now, we know that Guillermo Ochoa will remain playing in Europe within the Standard Liege in Belgium, with the hope that his immigration problems can be solved in a short term.
Last week, the Standard Liege eliminated from this year Champions League, but they still have an opportunity to reach the Group Stage of the European League.
This case joins to other Mexican players who were expected to change teams after the World Cup, but most of them will remain in the same Europeans clubs in which they militate. One of the few who could change his skin would be Marco Fabian, who is said that Besiktas might be interested in.