Soccer Fan Offers Family for Sale Online
French ad says plan is to keep goaltender Guillermo Ochoa
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2014 6:36 PM CDT
Updated Jun 30, 2014 6:40 PM CDT
Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa leaps to trap a ball during a training session in Santos, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014.    (AP/Associated Press)

(Newser) – A die-hard French soccer fan is willing to give up house and home for the goalkeeper of his dreams, the Daily News reports. A fan's ad on Le Bon Coin—sort of the French eBay—offers to sell his house and family in order to keep Guillermo Ochoa playing for AC Ajaccio in the French League (he's planning to leave this summer for a bigger European club). The fan hopes to raise $13.5 million, which Metro reports will easily cover Ochoa's $51,000 weekly wages. The ad calls the sale "a good cause." Ochoa gave a "performance of a lifetime" playing for Mexico in the World Cup last night, but still lost in Netherlands' come-from-behind 2-1 victory, the Daily Mail reports.

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Jul 1, 2014 2:09 PM CDT
I still don't understand this FOOTBALL(SOCCER)!! I hope the USA wins!! but as a sport in the USA the Viewer number just don't JIVE with other sports SOCCER 15.9 mil!! woopy!! doo!! I am impressed!! NFL FOOTBALL-over a BILLION!! MLB BASEBALL-over a BILLION!! there ya go!!
Jul 1, 2014 9:38 AM CDT
How much for the little girl? How much for the women? What? Your women. I want to buy your women. The little girl, your daughters... sell them to me. Sell me your children!
Jul 1, 2014 1:50 AM CDT
I wonder if his wife is willing to take one for the team. "Your wife. Is she a sport? Sporting? Say no more, say no more!"