Guillermo Ochoa has paid tribute to Granada fans and thanked them for their backing after the conclusion of his one-year loan spell.
The Mexican goalkeeper played every minutes of El Grana’s doomed La Liga campaign which brought their six-year stint in the top flight to an end in a loan spell from Malaga, whom he is expected to depart this summer.
"I want to thank the fans for their unconditional support throughout this year. They made my stay a pleasant one,” Ochoa said in a video published on Granada’s twitter account.
"From the first day to the last, they have shown their love and that's something that is beautiful, that I take with me and I will remember for the rest of my life.
"From a personal standpoint, it has been painful.
"We always tried to find a way to revert the situation. This club is in debt to its fans. They deserve much more.
"During the difficult times, they didn't let us down. They are great supporters and they deserve for their team to play in La Liga."
Ochoa was quoted by ESPN as stating his ‘preference is to stay in Europe’ following the conclusion of his spell in Andalucia.