Posted on July 17, 2012
Mexican international striker Carlos Vela won’t be on loan to Real Sociedad in Spain any longer.
He has made a permanent move to La Liga club from Arsenal
Real Sociedad on Tuesday announced that it had reached a tenative agreement with the English Premier League club. Vela will play for the Spanish side for the next four years, according to the Real Sociedad website.
Vela, 23, who had been with Arsenal since 2005, recorded 12 goals and seven assists as the leading scorer for Real this past season.
He had failed to break into the lineup, prompting the club to loan him to Salamanca, Osasuna and West Bromwich Albion over the past seven years.
According to the Real website, Vela was expected to arrive in Spain on Tuesday afternoon with an official presentation on Thursday afternoon.
Vela has turned down an opportunity to play for Mexico in the Summer Games and a chance to play in World Cup qualifying matches this past June.
Photo: Carlos Vela has agreed to a four-year contract with Real Sociedad. Andy Mead/YCJ
Categories: Mexico, North America
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