Skysports have revealed Real Sociedad’s president Jokin Aperribay is eager to open talks with Arsenal over a permanent deal for the want-away striker Carlos Vela.
The Mexico international has spent the 2011/12 season so far on loan with the La Liga side and has impressed while on his third loan spell in Spain.
The 23-year-old has failed to break his way into Wenger’s plan over the years since joining Arsenal in 2005, despite a promising preseason last year and some exciting performances in the past.
Sociedad have been happy with the little Mexican’s performances and are keen to tie the striker down permanently once the window opens at the end of the season. Aperribay told skysports:
It is true, we want the player and we are prepared to fight to close the deal.
At the moment things have stopped because Arsenal only want to speak at the end of the season.
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It will not be easy, but Vela wants to stay here and that could be crucial in the negotiations.
If Sociedad are happy with his performances isn’t that exactly what Arsenal want? Every club wants to send their player out on loan and have them perform well to the point where other clubs are interested in retaining their services.
Maybe after some decent performances and playing regular first team football he will return to North London a better player and have a future at the Emirates? He has always had the ability to perform at the highest level but has lacked opportunities with Arsenal, could his fortunes change now? Vela is a classy player that has always has a sense of finesse and style about him but he failed to live up to the physicality of English football.
He would be a better option then both Park and Chamakh, maybe bring him back for preseason then either keep him for the season or loan him to Bolton for half a season! That’s if he wants to return…