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Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa moves to Standard Liege

Goal.com logo Goal.com 09-07-2017

After six seasons in Europe's top leagues, Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is set to sign with Standard Liege in Belgium, the club announced Sunday.

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The Mexico goalkeeper spent the last season with Granada, on loan from Malaga, and suffered behind a poor back line. The team won just four La Liga matches and was relegated to the second division.

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But the 31-year-old will continue on in a top division after making a move to the Belgian side, though Standard won't participate in European competition in the upcoming season after finishing ninth in 2016-17.

During the Confederations Cup, in which he played four games, the former Ajaccio shot-stopper was rumored to make a return to Ligue 1. But late Friday the focus of transfer rumors switched to his final destination.

Bienvenido - Welcome @yosoy8a !!! #RSCL pic.twitter.com/RHteSmXhSE

— Standard de Liège (@Standard_RSCL) July 9, 2017

"Guillermo has a great international experience, whether at the club level, where he played in the Mexican Championship, then in the French Ligue 1 and the Spanish Liga, or in the national team," Olivier Renard, Standard's sporting director, said in a club statement. "He had an excellent World Cup in 2014. Guillermo is ready for a new challenge and will certainly bring a lot to our group."

The deal will be finalized once Ochoa completes medical tests later this week.

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