Rumour: Arsenal to re-sign Carlos Vela from Real Sociedad
Carlos Vela could return to Arsenal the club two years after leaving the club, with reports suggesting that the Gunners are going to exercise their buy-back option on the Real Sociedad winger. Vela left the Gunners on a permanent deal in 2012, but may ...
Vela left the Gunners on a permanent deal in 2012, but may be about to make a cut price return. Arsenal inserted a buy-back option into the deal that took the Mexican to Spain. The clause is believed to allow Arsenal to re-sign the midfielder for around £3 million and with Vela’s value having rocketed since he left the club it is set to be a win: win situation for the Gunners.
The 25-year-old netted 15 league goals last season for Sociedad and created 78 chances, including 12 assists. Such form has alerted other clubs to the Mexican and Arsenal could make a tidy profit on the winger.
If Arsene Wenger exercises the buy-back option then he has the choice of adding Vela to his first team squad, or of immediately selling him at a significant profit to the £3 million needed to bring him back to the Emirates.
During his first spell at the club Vela made 29 appearances for the club, scoring three goals.