Vela Gets Four Year Contract Extension
Carlos Vela’s contract at Real Sociedad has been extended for the next 4 years.
There were rumours that the English Premier League club Arsenal was planning to get the striker back to Emirates with the help of the buy-back clause, but, Sociedad didn’t let that happen. They paid the Gunners an amount of 12 million Pounds to get that clause removed from the deal.
In the last couple of seasons, Vela has been highly successful for Sociedad. In the 72 league appearances that he has made for them, he has scored 30 goals.
The Mexican forward had actually been placed on loan to Sociedad during the 2011-12 Season and he caught the eye of the club owners during that 1-year stay there.
Sociedad, thereafter, decided to sign him permanently and they secured that deal by paying Arsenal a transfer fee of 3 million Euros.
Talking to the reporters after being given contract extension by Sociedad yesterday, Vela said, “I feel at home over here and I didn’t want to leave. I let the president know that when we were having a chat last week.”
“It was hard getting that clause removed and we were aware of that, but, thankfully, everything got sorted out.”
Sociedad also released a statement clearing everything about Vela’s contract. That statement read, “Arsenal has agreed not to use the buy-back clause to get Carlos Vela back. It means that the player now can stay at Anoeta. In the meantime, the Mexico international has agreed to sign a fresh deal which would keep him with us for another 4 years.”
Real Sociedad had finished at the 7th position in the Spanish top tier last season. They won 16 out of their 38 matches and had 59 points at the end of the season.