Report: Gracia asks Watford to sign Mexican legend Guillermo Ochoa

Manager of Watford FC Javi Gracia celebrates after the FA Cup Semi Final match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium on April 07, 2019 in London, England.

Guillermo Ochoa worked with Javi Gracia in La Liga with Malaga but could they reunite in the Premier League with Watford?

Guillermo Ochoa goalkeeper of Mexico celebrates the opening goal scored by Carlos Vela during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Mexico at Rostov Arena...

Javi Gracia has made a personal request for Watford to reunite him with Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa this summer, according to Record.

A 33-year-old shot-stopper with 101 international caps to his name is available on a free transfer with his contract at Belgian outfit Standard Liege reaching it’s conclusion at the end of June.

 

A flamboyant glovesman who has a habit for standing out on the biggest stages, Mexico’s 2018 World Cup star would be a terrific addition for any club looking to add some added quality in the goalkeeping department.

And Watford certainly need more competition for Ben Foster with Heurelho Gomes retiring after the 6-0 FA Cup final defeat against Manchester City.

Guillermo Ochoa of Standard in action during the Jupiler Pro League play-off 1 match (day 10) between Krc Genk and Standard de Liege at Luminus Arena on May 19, 2019 in Genk, Belgium.

Record claims that Gracia, who coached Ochoa at Malaga, has already made contact with the former Ajaccio and Granada man in an attempt to lure him to Vicarage Road.

The report does point out, however, that Ochoa does not have fond memories of his time under the softly-spoken Gracia in Spain. He failed to make a single La Liga appearance in the 2014/15 for Malaga with Gracia preferring Carlos Kameni between the stic

TOPSHOT - Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa fails to save a penalty during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Mexico and Sweden at the Ekaterinburg Arena in...

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