Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a move to bring Real Sociedad’s Mexican forward Carlos Vela back to London this summer, but he may turn them down.
The 24-year-old has been one of Real’s notable performers this season after signing permanently at Anoeta last summer for €3m.
However, Arsenal included a clause in selling the striker, whereby they could buy him back at the end of this season for a slightly increased fee of €4m.
Mundo Deportivo believe that no contact has been made yet, but they echo reports from earlier in the week that suggest the English are considering Vela as an option for next year.
However, it is also reported that the player would have to also agree to the move, to make it happen, and that he happy enough with La Real to be prepared to turn down The Gunners’ anticipated advances.
Vela is quoted on Mexican radio today discussing his future too.
“I am happy, here I am getting a lot of love and trust, they let me play as I know how to, they give me my freedom and things are going well and the team is good,” he told fdp.
“There are good vibes in the dressing room, we get along with each other very well on and off the field. The truth is that we have fun.
“My future? I’m thinking of finishing the season well, to see if we can reach Europe.”