Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has joined Serie A side Salernitana on a free transfer from Club América on a contract until June 2023, the Italian club announced on Friday.
Liga MX's América, where Ochoa had played since 2019, bid farewell to the 37-year-old Mexico captain on Tuesday in a statement on Twitter wishing him success in his next challenge in Europe.
#Ochoa #macteanimo #forzagranata #salernitana #uss1919 pic.twitter.com/qHtBAuU0Vh— US Salernitana 1919 (@OfficialUSS1919) December 23, 2022
Good luck, Memo! #FlyWithUs https://t.co/Xvce2L6sWU— Club América EN (@ClubAmerica_EN) December 20, 2022
"The player has tied up with the club until June 30, 2023, with an option to extend and will wear the number 13 jersey," Salernitana said in a statement.
The signing comes after Salernitana confirmed that goalkeeper Luigi Sepe suffered a calf injury.
Salernitana are 12th in Serie A standings and resume their season by hosting Milan on Jan 4.
(Reporting by Janina Nuno Rios in Mexico City; Editing by Tom Hogue)