Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Ochoa on the way?

Fresh from having their advances spurned by Dmitri Payet, the PSG appeared to have been given the brush off by another target today, when it was announced that the magnificently coiffured Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa had made a surprising move to Ajaccio.

But in a turn of events almost as unexpected as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s come-back against Roger Federer at Wimbledon, Ochoa could now be heading for the Parc-des-Princes instead.

According to France Football Ochoa has cancelled his flight to Corsica, lured instead to the capital by a salary double that which was on offer at newly promoted Ajaccio.

Nothing is confirmed yet, but one wonders whether Ochoa ever had any intention of joining Ajaccio, or whether it was just a ploy to get the PSG to up their offer. But either way, if he does sign I doubt anyone will be complaining too much if he displays this kind of form at the Parc. After all, who wouldn’t want a goalkeeper who can play two matches at once?

Payet meanwhile has been speaking about his decision to join Ligue 1 champions Lille.

“I made my choice on sporting criteria,” he said. “I was won over by the coach's discourse and the club's long-term ambitions.”

You can’t argue with that really, but it’s disappointing that PSG couldn’t close a deal which almost happened in January. At the moment the club remind me a bit of Manchester City in the early stages of their Sheikh-led revolution, being linked to a lot of top names but not managing to actually sign any of them.

Let’s hope they don’t end up making a swoop for Wayne Bridge.


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