Carlos Vela Subjected to Interest from the MLS

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Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela has been subjected to transfer interest from the MLS.


The addition of new franchises to the MLS has led to a demand for the designated players. Carlos Vela is reportedly seeking a new challenge after having spent the last six years at Anoeta. He came to Real Sociedad as a €14 million signing from Arsenal in the summer of 2012. Since then, he has made more than 200 appearances for the Spanish club in all competitions. However, his importance at the club has diminished substantially in recent years.

Vela has not been able to consistently score goals in the Spanish league. This has led to the club depending on Brazilian forward Willian Jose for the goals. The latter is the top scorer at Real Sociedad. Vela is out of contract in June 2018 and this has made him the target for several clubs across the world. The 2018 expansion will result in things like LAFC joining up with the MLS.

The league is aware that the player’s contract is about to come to a conclusion. His market value is around $ 10 million, but Real Sociedad will be prepared to accept a much lower fee if they became aware that Vela will not sign a new deal.

The Mexican international has spent the majority of his career in European football after moving to Arsenal in 2005. However, it is believed that he may be open to the possibility of returning to North America if a good opportunity arose. The MLS has been improving as a league with every season and a number of top players are starting to choose the league. After having had a strained relationship with the Mexican national team, Vela would appreciate a return closer to Mexico in order to patch the issues.