Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit LAFC (Los Angeles FC) have exercised the option in the contract of Carlos Vela at the club. Carlos Vela has spent the last four seasons at LAFC and there's an option in his contract for a fifth season at the club. LAFC made the decision to exercise that option earlier this week meaning that the Mexican striker is obligated to spend a fifth season at the club.

LAFC confirmed on Wednesday that they have activated the option for a fifth season in Carlos Vela's contract. LAFC made the move in time before the November 30 deadline for non-playoff teams to reveal their roster moves to the MLS. LAFC had an average regular season in the MLS this year and didn't make the playoffs as a result.

Carlos Vela was not the only LAFC player who had the extra year option activated in the contract with the club. Several other players at LAFC also had the extra year option in their respective contracts activated.

Vela had the best season of his LAFC career two years ago when he was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the MLS. He was the first player signing at LAFC four years ago.

Apart from Carlos Vela, LAFC also extended the contract of players such as defender SebastienIbeagha, midfielder Eduard Atuesta, forward Danny Musovski and midfielder Bryce Duke.

Since his LAFC debut four years ago, Vela has 56 goals and 35 assists in 86 matches when it comes to regular season football. Two years ago, the Mexican attacker scored a record-breaking 34 goals in a single MLS season and that played a part in him being named the Most Valuable Player (MVP). He had an attacking return of 49 goals during the 2019 season.

Vela played 59 games in his first two seasons, but the number is down to 27 games over the last two seasons due to his recent injury record.