Chivas CEO admits failed approach for Carlos Vela

Liga MX champions Chivas were beaten to Carlos Vela's services by incoming MLS club Los Angeles FC, club CEO Jose Luis Higuera has revealed. The Real Sociedad forward will link-up with the California-based club in the New Year ahead of the 2018 campaign.

Speaking to ESPN, Higuera admitted that his side had been 'very close' to sealing the signature of Vela, but they were outbid by Los Angeles FC, who lured the attacker with their financial power, he said: "We made contact with Vela and we were very close, but if they beat you to it, they beat you to it. We can't compare ourselves or be irresponsible with the people, we don't have the economic power of MLS. The day that MLS decides to go for Europeans and to have a Champions [League], they have the power and money to do it and players dance for money. Players don't play and then see if they get paid, and even less so these days."

Real Sociedad attacker focused on proving his doubters wrong

Real Sociedad attacker Adnan Januzaj is determined to shake off his critics with consistent performances in the Spanish La Liga.

The Belgium international joined the Basque outfit from Manchester United on a permanent deal in the summer.

The 22-year-old was regarded as one of the most promising youth talents in world football after making his breakthrough under David Moyes at Old Trafford in the 2013/14 season. However, the attacker failed to impress Moyes' successors Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho and eventually sealed a permanent move to Sociedad in July.

Real Sociedad attacker to dedicate first goal to Louis van Gaal

Belgium international Adnan Januzaj has spoken on his shrewd relationship with former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal and plans to dedicate his first goal for Real Sociedad to the Dutchman.

The 22-year-old made his move to La Liga from the Red Devils last month after he fell out of favour under Jose Mourinho.

Vela introduced as Los Angeles FC's first player

Mexico international Carlos Vela has been introduced as Los Angeles Football Club's first designated player ahead of their Major League Soccer debut next year.

The 28-year-old was approached to join the expansion franchise several weeks ago, and he has now admitted his surprise at being the first player in the squad.

AS Roma have no intention to sign Carlos Vela

AS Roma's sporting director Monchi has insisted that the club are not in the hunt to sign Carlos Vela during this summer's transfer window.

The Mexico international has been a consistent performer for Real Sociedad for the past couple of years, and this led to a suggestion that he could join Giallorossi after having entered the final year of his contract.

A Carlos Vela transfer away from Real Sociedad seems unlikely

For a price tag of €2 million, Real Sociedad managed to secure the services of the Mexican winger Carlos Vela in a transfer that was confirmed on August of 2012.

Carlos Vela has turned out to be one of the best signings of all time for Real Sociedad as the Mexican performer is a standout player who has been named as the best player of the club on 2 occasions.

Carlos Vela speaks about his Mexico career

Carlos Vela speaks about his Mexico career
Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela took to the Mexican press for the first time since his return to international football with Mexico in 2014.

The left-footed attacker had refused to attend the national camps between 2011 and 2014 as he felt he was not fully prepared to represent his nation as he was making a new career in the Spanish La Liga.Vela told El Tri: "I'm enjoying it and before I didn't. With these people I feel happy and that I can demonstrate what I really am. Living through the good and bad moments, the adversities. You learn from everything and I've found balance.”


The national team of Mexico still has work to do if they are to seal their World Cup participation hopes.

After the comfortable 3-0 over Honduras, the 1-1 draw against the United States slowed things down but the four points was enough consolation.

Carlos Vela wants to join Chivas but it might not happen

Carlos Vela has a contract with Real Sociedad which extends until June 30 of 2018 but the 28 year old Mexican winger has recently voiced his desire to make a move to Chivas but despite his eagerness on joining Chivas, it seems highly unlikely that a transfer will happen anytime soon.

It was actually with Guadalajara or the more popularly known club: Chivas that Carlos Vela initiated his playing career but he couldn’t make any appearances for Chivas due to the fact that Arsenal signed Vela at the age of 16.

Carlos Vela Subjected to Interest from the MLS

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.


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