Guillermo Ochoa is the goalkeeper West Ham United should buy this summer

Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico consoles Toni Kroos of Germany following  the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17, 2018 in Moscow,...

West Ham United are in search of a goalkeeper, and Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa seems a great option.

Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico makes a save from a shot by Mario Gomez of Germany during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17,...

West Ham United are looking to bring in quality reinforcements over the summer transfer window, and a new goalkeeper is one of their top priorities.

Manchester City's Joe Hart and Adrian failed to particularly impress last term, and the ongoing World Cup presents the Hammers a perfect opportunity to run the rule over likely options in the department.

Following his heroics in goal for Mexico during their shocking 1-0 win over Germany in the Group F opener, West Ham should keep an eye on Guillermo Ochoa during the remainder of the tournament.

The victory was El Tri's first over Die Mannschaft in their seventh attempt since 1986, and the 32-year-old goalkeeper played a huge role.

Ochoa made nine saves - including one that tipped Toni Kroos' freekick on to the bar - against the World Cup defending champions, becoming the shot-stopper to have made the most saves in a single game at the tournament thus far.

Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico gives his team instructions during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017  Play-Off for Third Place between Portugal and Mexico at Spartak Stadium on July 2,...

West Ham need such a goalkeeper capable of inspiring victories and making logic-defying saves, and the Standard Liege star is the one they should be the thinking of.

Ochoa has been a key member of the Mexican squad, helping them to the round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup where he was named man-of-the-match twice, and despite being unable to help Granada retain their La Liga status in 2016-17 while on loan from Malaga, he still emerged as the fans' Player of the Season.

The 94-cap Mexico international helped Standard Liege to the Belgian Cup and a second-place finish in the league last term, and he definitely would be a hit in the Premier League.

Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico celebrates victory with team mate Hector Herrera during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17,...

With 15 seasons and 417 football games under his belt, Ochoa brings more than enough experience to the table, and with such a goalkeeping stalwart in between the sticks, West Ham can surely become a permanent top-half-of-the-table team.

Mexico play South Korea and Sweden next as they attempt to make it to the next rounds and finally advance beyond the last 16 for the first time since 1986, and with Ochoa in goal and on top form, the North Americans could be the dark horse of this World Cup.

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