Vela has committed his future to Sociedad.
Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela has ended any speculation linking him with a return to Arsenal by signing a new contract with the Spanish club.
Vela left the Gunners for Sociedad permanently in 2012 after a successful loan spell in the previous season, although it was reported that the Mexican had a £3.2m buy back clause written into his contract.
After a hugely successful year in La Liga in 2013/14 – in which the 25-year-old scored 16 goals and provided 12 assists – it was thought the North London side would bring back the attacker for the relatively low fee.
However, having endured six-and-a-half years of frustration at the Emirates Stadium previously, it was unknown whether Vela would even want to work under Arsene Wenger again and by signing a new deal with Sociedad the player has shown where is loyalties lie.
“Real Sociedad have reached an agreement with Arsenal FC which will allow Carlos Vela to continue at the club on a permanent basis,” a statement on the club’s website read.
“The player meanwhile, has signed a contract extension which ties him to Real Sociedad for the next four seasons.
“The player’s previous contract was due to expire in June 2016. The Mexican striker has now formally signed his new contract.”
It seems as if Sociedad have paid the North Londoners a fee to ensure the buy back clause has been erased from Vela’s contract and Wenger will now have to look elsewhere for recruitment in attack.
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