Malaga open to selling frustrated Mexico international goalkeeper

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Guillermo Ochoa looks likely to leave Malaga this summer, after the club revealed there is plenty of interest.

Throughout last summer and given his dazzling displays for Mexico at the World Cup in Brazil, goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was heavily linked with both Liverpool and Arsenal.

In the end, rather than head to the Premier League, Ochoa accepted an offer from La Liga side Malaga, penning a three-year contract and expecting to be first-choice.

However, things haven't quite gone to plan for the 29-year-old. Instead of playing a starring role, he's made just six league appearances in the Copa del Rey and failed to make any in La Liga.

Instead, Ochoa has had to settle for watching the action from the bench, whilst manager Javi Gracia placed his faith in Cameroon international, Carlos Kameni.

The situation of the goalkeeper is clearly understood by Malaga general director, Vicente Casado, who has admitted to Mexican sports portal, the club won't stand in Ochoa's way if he wants to leave.

"Unfortunately he hasn't played, even though he's a really good goalkeeper." Casado acknowledged, adding: "Obviously we're not going to be stubborn about this, we have to respect the intentions of all players, so we're looking at all options."

As recently as last December, even with Ochoa struggling to get games with the Costa del Sol club, according to The Express, Liverpool and Arsenal were still both considering bids in the 2015 January transfer window.

Whether they will return with further interest this summer, remains to be seen, but Casado explained: "At the moment we don't have any firm offers, but there are a lot of clubs interested."

Clearly, after such a frustrating season at La Rosaleda, Ochoa will be keen to leave, and could be available for a bargain price, as Malaga look to get his sizeable salary off their wage bill.

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