Tottenham Hotspur has expressed interest in Salernitana goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, but they face stiff competition from Chelsea and Aston Villa. According to Tutto Salernitana, the Premier League clubs are genuinely interested in signing the Mexican goalkeeper, whose contract is set to expire this summer.
However, there is a two-year extension option on the table for Ochoa to remain at Salernitana.
Before any decision is made, Ochoa and Salernitana will need to discuss whether exercising the two-year extension is the best course of action, especially with the growing interest from Premier League clubs potentially influencing the decision.
Ochoa has been a standout performer for Salernitana since joining the team from Club America during the January transfer window, earning high praise as “immense” in Italy.
The goalkeeper is well-known for his exceptional World Cup performances, often appearing to be the best in the world during the tournament. Ochoa’s impressive display in Qatar, which included saving a penalty from Robert Lewandowski, is still fresh in the minds of fans.
Tottenham Hotspur’s first-choice goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, seems to be nearing the end of his tenure, and Fraser Forster is not considered a long-term option.
Several goalkeepers have been linked with Spurs, but Ochoa’s inclusion is unexpected and somewhat unusual. It would be odd for Tottenham to sign another goalkeeper, particularly one approaching 38 years of age like Ochoa.
Both Lloris and Forster are in their 30s and have extensive Premier League experience. While Ochoa has been impressive for Mexico, he is nearing 40 and may not be a logical choice for Tottenham.
The club should focus on a younger goalkeeper for their next addition, making it unlikely that Ochoa will end up in North London this summer.
However, Chelsea and Aston Villa’s interest in the talented goalkeeper remains, and it will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds. Ochoa’s decision about his future at Salernitana and potential offers from Premier League clubs will be crucial in determining the next step in his career.