Carlos Vela is regarded as one of the top strikers for the Mexican national team, but he has not featured for the national team in major tournaments due to one reason or the other. His most recent pullout came during the 2014 World Cup when Vela withdrew from the national team due to unknown reasons.
It is widely expected that the national team would not be calling up the Real Sociedad striker due to his uncertain nature. However, rumours have once again cropped up that the former Arsenal man could be in the squad during the Copa America or the Gold Cup.
7 goals and 3 assists is what Carlos Vela has contributed for Real Sociedad in this season.
The Mexican player is the top goal-scorer of his club and one of the players who has managed to create more assists as well. There is no doubt whatsoever that Carlos Vela plays a huge role for Real Sociedad and even though the Mexican player still hasn’t fully recovered from a surgery that he sustained earlier in January, Vela managed to play for a few minutes during Real Sociedad’s League match against Cordoba.
The 25 years old forward of Real Sociedad, Carlos Vela is considered by many to be the best player of Mexico and his influence with the national team has been immense ever since the player joined and represented his country in the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship as Vela emerged as the top scorer of the tournament after having scored 5 goals and earning the Adidas Golden Boot award.
Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela has had to answers a lot of questions about international football over the last few months.
This was after he decided to withdraw from the Mexican squad for the World Cup 2014, despite appearing in the World Cup being one of the primary ambitions for any football player. Vela has been in impressive form for the Spanish club this campaign. He recently managed to score the winner against Atletico Madrid, who are the reigning champions, in a league match. This helped the lift Real Sociedad away from the relegation zone.
Olivier Giroud broke his bone during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Everton and this injury will be leaving the Frenchman out of action and unable to play for up to 4-5 months according to the medical staff of Arsenal.
The French attacker joins the list of injured players at the Emirates Stadium along with Theo Walcott who is entering the final stages of his recovery but Walcott has revealed his support concerning Giroud, as he is willing to help out his teammate however he can.
Mexico’s manager Miguel Herrera has stated that he has not given up on the possibility of being able to use former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela for the national team. The Mexican international has not been representing the national team in the last few years. Even though he has been part of Mexico’s qualification matches, he invariably pulls out when it comes to major tournaments. Mexico have a wealth of attacking options in the form of Javier Hernandez and Giovanni Dos Santos.
Carlos Vela’s contract at Real Sociedad has been extended for the next 4 years.
There were rumours that the English Premier League club Arsenal was planning to get the striker back to Emirates with the help of the buy-back clause, but, Sociedad didn’t let that happen. They paid the Gunners an amount of 12 million Pounds to get that clause removed from the deal.
In the last couple of seasons, Vela has been highly successful for Sociedad. In the 72 league appearances that he has made for them, he has scored 30 goals.
Jokin Aperribay, the president of Spanish club Real Sociedad has claimed Arsenal are close to exercising their buyback option on Carlos Vela with a £ 3.25 million bid.
The Sociedad boss has said that the two clubs are still tangled in negotiations over keeping the Mexican international in Spain, but he also revealed that Arsenal has made it clear that they will exercise their buy back option for the player.
Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela has refused to close the door on a potential return to Arsenal in the future. The 25-year-old could be a transfer target for several clubs in the summer after impressing with the Spanish outfit this season. He has revealed that Arsenal could be able to sign him for just € 4 million, a fee that represents just 1 million euro increased compared to the transfer fee that Real Sociedad paid for him several years ago. This is due to a clause inserted in his contract.
Mexico’s national team manager Miguel Herrera says that he is stunned by the decision of forward Carlos Vela to not be part of the World Cup 2014. The Real Sociedad striker has not appeared for the national team in the previous major tournaments as well.
He is widely expected to announce his retirement at the age of 25. Herrera says that he cannot understand the reason for noncommittal from the forward towards the national team. Herrera’s arrival has heralded a new era for Mexican football after they managed to qualify for the World Cup 2014 at the last moment.