Reports from various sources have suggested Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela is having difficulty with his proposed move back to Arsenal this summer. The Sociedad president was said to have flown to London recently to discuss with the club about the possibility of quashing the deal as they want to keep him.
The Mexican international, 25, has enjoyed a great spell in Spain since making the move from Arsenal. Vela has scored 15 goals and made 12 assists in the league this season. He has 46 in 125 games for Sociedad and admitted to having a buy-back clause of around £3M.
But the move is apparently on hold with Sociedad doing everything in their power to keep him at the club. Such have been his superb performances in Spain, Real can’t afford to lose him for so cheap.
The lure of playing in next season’s Champions League at his former side Arsenal could be too tempting to resist. But with the club looking to scrap the clause attached to his contract, there could be a tug of war for his services this summer.
Vela is happy in Spain, but he was the one who publicly revealed the terms of his deal that will allow Arsenal to sign him for a fraction of his £25M release clause to other clubs.