Forza Futbol

A Better Lens at Spanish Football

 

 

La Liga News with a Concacaf Twist… 

 

Catch 22 – A Tale of Vela, Real Sociedad, and Arsenal

 

Vela
Carlos Vela, Mexican International, is in an interesting situation. Here are the facts: He is having a stellar season at Real Sociedad leading the team with 11 goals; He is on loan to La Real Sociedad from Arsenal and his contract with Arsenal expires next season; He has never played consistent minutes with Arsenal and he has publicly stated that he has no desire to return to Arsenal; La Real would like to buy his contract, and Vela has expressed his interest to stay with La Real; Lastly, La Real is in adminsitration and must be frugal with all of its expenditures.

Here is the Catch 22: The better Vela plays, the higher his transfer fee rises. Normally a higher transfer fee is a good thing. However, the higher Vela’s fee rises the more likely he is to leave La Real, where he found his form and has coalesced with the team, and transfer to a team with deeper pockets.

Arsenal has one year left to recoup it’s investment, so it would appear that it’s in Arsenal’s interest to make a transfer deal now rather than letting his contract expire. It would also appear that La Real prefers to make a deal now, converting a loan to a purchase, rather than wait until Vela’s contract expires and a possible bidding war ensues. To avoid the bidding war scenario, La Real has already approached Vela’s agent to come to terms with a transfer fee and a new contract.

Meanwhile, casting a shadow on the situation, are the Olympic games. Vela’s agent might want to gamble that Vela is called up and both Mexico and Vela perform well enough to draw even further interest in Vela before the summer transfer window closes at the end of August.

Interesting predicament for everyone involved.

 

-Leo Gutierrez

Elisa On May - 1 - 2012

One Response so far.

  1. [...] Vela now has 12 goals in 33 appearances. [...]

Leave a Reply


  • RSS
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Youtube
Barca-v-Ajax

Champions League Pre

  On Tuesday evening Barcelona, welcome Ajax to the Camp Nou ...

download

A Decade of Messi Br

  Today marks the ten year anniversary of Lionel Messi’s debut ...

_78029066_024213128-1

Morata's Italian Ody

    Alvaro Morata's time in Italy unfortunately took a turn for ...

valencia-reuters0410-630

Summer changes at Va

Eyebrows were raised when the Valencia hierarchy surprisingly dismissed Pizzi ...

Man Utd v Everton

The Red Devil from M

  We take a look back to England this week and ...

Sponsors

  • Cheap reliable web hosting from WebHostingHub.com.
  • Domain name search and availability check by PCNames.com.
  • Website and logo design contests at DesignContest.net.
  • Reviews of the best cheap web hosting providers at WebHostingRating.com.