Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa earns bumper new Salernitana contract…but could move to Serie A big guns
The former América stopper has impressed in Serie A and his current club want him to stay amidst interest from bigger clubs.
Guillermo Ochoa’s short-team future is close to being settled. Serie A side Salernitana have been very pleased with the Mexican international goalkeeper’s performances in the last few months and are keen to trigger a clause in his contract that, according to Tutto Salernitana, would see him prolong his stay at the club for another two seasons, double his wages and receive additional bonuses related to game time and whether the team achieves certain objectives.
While it appears as if Ochoa is likely to stay in Salerno, there still remains a chance that he could be end up moving to a bigger club, with his current employers having already put a price on his head.
What clubs would Salernitana be willing to sell Ochoa to and for how much?
Some of Italian’s bigger hitters have also been linked with the 37-year-old, with Salernitana thought to be considering allowing him to leave only if a team competing in Europe comes in for him and makes a suitable offer. Considering his advancing years, the club have put a price tag of €5 million ($5.48 million) on his head. No offers under that figure will be entertained.
The board have made re-signing Ochoa one of their top priorities, which means there are now doubts about the future of fellow goalkeeper Luigi Sepe, who still has two years of his contract left to run. Vincenzo Fiorillo, the third-choice stopper, will leave Salerno and return to former club Pescara if they are promoted to Serie B.
Ochoa’s Salernitana in form in Serie A
Salernitana are not safe from relegation just yet, sitting in 15th place in Serie A on 35 points. But they have an eight-point advantage over Spezia, who occupy the first relegation spot, with just 12 points left to play for, which means they are in little realistic danger of going down.
Salernitana’s 10-game unbeaten streak came to an end against Empoli at the weekend and they will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways against Atalanta on Saturday 13 May.