Transfer Balls: Arsenal Sign £30m Carlos Vela Let Let Him Go For £8m
TRANSFER Balls looks at Arsenal and Carlos Vela:
May 19, Daily Star: “Arsenal would be STUPID not to sign me! Carlos Vela talks up potential Emirates return”
May 22, Daily Star: “I’m so much better now: Mexico striker Carlos Vela ready for Arsenal return”
CARLOS VELA reckons he is ready for a return to the Premier League after a spell with Spanish side Real Sociedad.
June 6, Daily Star: “Carlos Vela to reject Arsenal and replace Chelsea bound Diego Costa at Atletico Madrid”
The striker, who scored 11 goals in 64 appearances for the Gunners, has reportedly told friends he has received an “irrisistable” offer to join Diego Simeone’s Champions League runners-up.
June 12, Daily Star: “Arsenal set to IGNORE Carlos Vela’s wishes and seal £3.5m transfer”
The Gunners want to activate a buy-back clause they inserted into the transfer of Vela to Real Sociedad in 2012… However, Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay revealed yesterday that the player wants to stay in Spain. He said: “We are fortunate that the player is keen to stay in San Sebastian with us and that’s an important factor for Real Sociedad.”
June 16, Daily Star: “Arsenal agree Vela deal”
ARSENAL have agreed an £8m deal with Real Sociedad for Carlos Vela.
June 16, Daily Star: “Arsenal agree £8m deal with Real Sociedad for Mexican striker Carlos Vela…”
Arsenal were mulling over whether to activate the buy-back clause they held in the £2.5m deal which took Vela to Sociedad in 2012.
The option would enable Arsenal to re-sign Vela for a scant £3.5m, while other interested clubs such as Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid could only secure the Mexican forward if they activated his £30m release clause.
But according to reports in Spain, Sociedad have struck a deal which will see Arsenal sever all ties with the 25-year-old.
Arsenal will pocket £8m in relinquishing their buy-back clause..
So. Vela hasn’t gone anywhere yet.
Such are the facts.