Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Real Sociedad REALLY want Carlos Vela

Reports have emerged in several Mexican dailies stating that Real Sociedad will make Carlos Vela their highest paid player in an effort to keep him after a great season in San Sebastian.

Club president Jokin Aperribay has come out and said that keeping Vela will be the primary objective of their summer transfer business, and Vela has said himself that he wants to stay in La Liga – preferably with Sociedad, but with the options of going to Espanyol or Real Betis.

The sticking point in this whole deal is a transfer fee. Vela himself has said that he didn’t think Sociedad would be able to match Arsenal’s demands (hence his statements about wanting to stay in La Liga – regardless of which team he played for). According to these reports, Arsenal want €8 million for Carlitos, which is out of reach for most clubs that Vela would interest, especially in since the country is skint.

The Basque side are reportedly offering €3 million with various add-ons and bonuses that could total upto €5.5 million – still some ways short of Arsenal’s valuation.

As we’ve heard repeatedly over the last month or two, the biggest priorities of our transfer window will be offloading all our fringe and out-of-favour players. A big obstacle to this is the wages that some of our players are on, that clearly can’t be matched by the clubs they interest. This means that players will either prefer going out on loan and seeing out their contracts, or agreeing on some sort of payout with us on the difference on wages when they leave. The signs are positive with Vela however – he has repeatedly said that he’s enjoying his football right now, and just wants to play – so in all likelihood he would be willing to accept a lower wage if we decided to accept a lower fee.

Vela showed a lot of promise early on at the Arsenal, however a loss of form and focus, in addition to reported “lifestyle indiscipline” saw him become more and more of a peripheral figure in England. Like Eduardo, he was another one that failed to adapt to our switch to a 4-3-3/4-51. He’s been revitalised in Spain, scoring 12 goals and assisting 8 to keep the Basque side up.

On the topic of Latin American strikers who sometimes play wide – anyone else think that Carlos looks a little bit like Hulk?

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Pocket the money and move on.


OK, 4million and you have to take Squillaci too – deal?


forget about vela, we’ll give you 5 million, then you have to take Squillaci, ok?


…well, this is awkward…


Yeah looks a tad like hulk.wished he had hulk’s other qualities.


Mm, being able to turn green at the drop of a hat would scare the bejeezus out of opposition defenders.


Said defenders would be unable to do anything about him anyway.

They’d all be standing cross-legged, having seen that neat trick of trebling in size while wearing the same underpants.


Let’s hope their President isn’t Jokin.


you forgot your coat,


I like Real Sociedad and I like Carlos Vela. They seem like a good fit for each other, and it’s unlikely El Bombadero will make the grade here at Arsenal. We might as well take the deal and let him play where he can be successful.


Maybe add a buyback clause, just in case..

Jack Ruenprapan

Or a healthy sell-on clause. If he later moves to Real Madris for €20 million, Arsenal gets something like 30%.


lets reap 20m + from this deal.that will be massive.then invest the money on new proven quality who not only have quality but the positive attitude required.


Who is going to pay $20m for Vela? We aren’t playing manager mode on FIFA12 here. Take what we can get because he obviously doesn’t want to come back to London. I’m sure Arsene is looking to buy proven quality and has been since the end of the season but you can’t just buy players by matching a clubs valuation, have to have players accept terms etc and keep within our wage structure


are you crazy,if he was worth 20+ million we wouldnt be selling him at all.


This may come as a shock to you but the cheats that work in football manager 2012 to get deals like this don’t actually work in real life.


i think vela is a quality player, similar to rossi’s situation with united a few years back and look at the quality rossi is at now, i dont think we should sell him, id prefer him to any of our strikers , he nver got given a full chance in my opinion just last 10 minutes here and there .. he showed his qualities in the carling cup games with outstanding goals


If we can pull in 25-30m for vela bendtner chamakh park and arshavin that will be.good business providing of course we re-invest that on players


the most we could hope for for all of these players is around 15-17 million i think, 7 for both vela and bendtner, and whatever we can get for park and chamakh


If they do not match the initial fee then put in a sell on clause that is higher than normal, over 50% and give us first choice on 5 players from them as well. There are many ways to skin a cat!


sell on clauses are a little bit like taxes, they decrease the incentive for the club to sell. If the sell-on clause would be much higher than 50% the club would gain almost nothing by ever selling him on.

Jim Deen

Anyone know how much we paid to get him?

It is what it is

Peanuts, just like most of our purchases. Might even have been crumbs.


I hope it wasn’t peanuts, I’m allergic to those


If they want him that bad, they should cough up the cash. We’re not asking for an unreasonable amount of money are we

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Yep, economics classes skipped at school.

Ahmed N. Ibra

We’ll regret letting him go. I say keep him and give him a proper chance before moving him on. We’re very thin in striker right now, plus he could play wide too.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Do you think he’d trust Wenger to give him a proper chance? I have to think the purchase of Podolski sent a message to Vela that “even if RVP goes, YOU are not the answer”. I’d say that Wenger is pretty happy to let him go this summer.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

…and Vela is clearly happy with that. He’s a missed opportunity.


Jim I believe we paid 2.65m for him.

Like Jacob though I think he was never given a chance. He was brought on to change games when we weren’t playing well. Twice the player Theo is, a run of games like he’s had and Vela could of been a quality LF. Rossi is a great shout, and I can see Vela playing regularly and ending up being top quality and being chased by Champions League clubs.


I’d keep him!


I disagree with the statement about eduardo not being able to fit in to the new 433 system. A horrible “not that type of player” cunt severed his leg and knocked his confidence to play in the epl. He was an incredible play until that tackle and should have been able to play on the left of the front 3 or in the middle with ease. Anyway vela will not be missed he doesn’t have the balls to compete for a place in the starting 11 so let him go.


Agree, it’s a bit of a shame to blame a change of system, when in reality it was just a horrible c*nt that ended Eduardo’s Arsenal career. It’s really a such a shame, he was such a talented and likable player 🙁


It wasn’t his confidence as much as the fact that his ankle was damaged and lost some mobility.


If we sell him under valuation- and we may have to- you’d hope we could at least get a clause in there that we get a piece of the action if they on-sell him.


Take him as part exchange for andre griezmann. I really like vela but his hot headedness comes so much in the way. He clearly doesn’t want back in at arsenal (idiot) so it’s only fair to cut him loose with a huge profit on our side ofcourse.


With most of these young on loan players that we clearly don’t want but can’t sell due to thier wages, we should sell for a agreed fee that both clubs are happy with but obviously not as much as arsenal want but put a 50 or 60% sell on fee. If they make the grade like I think vela will do then they get a player they can afford we get them off the wage bill and a small fee but with the assurance that we won’t get ripped off at some later stage. Not point in having unhappy players… Read more »

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Wenger knows when to release a player, so if he decides that it’s time to go for Vela I guess we should accept it. He might go on to have a good career in spain, but Arsenal is not playing in the spanish league so it is doesn’t mean that he’d have had the same career with us. It’s a shame but I think he was given enough chances, you shouldn’t forget that players train 5 times a week and have the possibility to force themselves into the manager’s plans there


I reckon hulk looks more like Alex Santos. I kept thinking it was the Arsenal no 11 up front for Brazil against Nik’s Danes last week.


I reckon hulk looks more like lou ferrigno


Sell with a nice chunky sell on clause if he does move in a year or two we could hit the big bucks! Will miss the chiparoo though


I think Eduardo couldn’t get his ‘extra yard’ back after what happened to the guy. Not much to do with a change of formation.


I’ve always been a fan of Carlos Vela. He never really got the chance to prove himself, and i feel in the nearest future he’s going to be a deadly attacker. Buy back clause lasting 3 years?….Anyway,goodluck to vela


I reckon we should take the cash but include: (a) A sell-on clause as some have already suggested. The Spanish League is full of incredibly knee-jerk managers and chairmen who will splash the cash in a winter break to try get a team back on track (remember Madrid spending a small fortune on Huntelaar one Christmas). Carlos may yet end up at a big club almost by default if he keeps his current form up. (b) A first option clause on Ruben Pardo, who looks positively Cesc-esque/Cescy… If the moneybags clubs that have whored themselves to the dirty petro-dollar are… Read more »


I’m sure we can work out a swap deal for Griezmann if they want him that badly!


Vela?!?!? Not him…!!!!! I am so upset right now. I promise this is not sarcasm.


See…….using caps lock when posting really does emphasize the message.
“Real sociedad REALLY want carlos vela”
Yeah I get it now, they want him so BAD.


hahaha ..I like critics. guys don’t show ur frustration to I.


We should add a sell on/ buy back clause. He will become a really good player if he plays for a better team in Spain. Sad he couldn’t make it in England. Oh well, Joel Campbell looks the REAL deal. He is already strong physically and will be our main striker in 2-3 years. (If RVP does stay, then after a couple seasons, he will move into the “Bergkamp role” behind the main striker)


Arsenal are making an official bid for Afellay. The fee seems to be around $6-10 million.


If this is fucking true then rvp will have no reason to leave the club.
1. His best friend will be at the club/plus he’s a good player thus ambition.
2. The proposed raise 130k,.full pockets
3. his Family loves the shit out of london.
4. come on, he is robin van persie, he loves arsenal.


I was just watching Oranje play Northern Ireland (6-0): Afellay at Arsenal would be awesome… like Gervinho, but with goals and without the weird comb-over. Sign him up!

I can’t believe there are people on here who think Vela should be kept around. Wasn’t it Vela who couldn’t find his f***ing passport before a CL match (Villareal, maybe Barca), so they had to leave him in England? Fool.


Where’d you hear that?


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