Confirmed: Sociedad Agree £8.8m Deal With Arsenal For Carlos Vela

By on June 24, 2014

Real Sociedad have confirmed today they have reached an agreement with Arsenal to buy the remaining rights to Carlos Vela.

There has been much speculation over Vela’s future in recent weeks but it seems Arsene Wenger has opted against triggering the Mexican’s €4m buy-back clause and decided to do a deal with Sociedad instead.

The La Liga club have now announced on their official website that they have struck a deal that will see Arsenal’s buy-back clause revoked and Vela has signed a new four-year contract with the club.

While Sociedad don’t reveal the exact financial details of the deal, widespread newspaper reports claim we will get £8.8m up front with a further potential £4m in additional add ons, which is an excellent piece of business from the club.

We sold Vela for just £2.5m two years ago after he failed to cut it in north London, but Arsene was shrewd enough to know he had the ability to make it in Spain and insisted on several clauses being inserted in to the players contract, and now it’s paid off.

Let’s hope the boss now has plans to spend this extra cash on bringing come top class players to the club….


  1. mystic

    June 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Can I just check – £2.5m + £8.8m (potential for a further £4m which might never materialise).

    So in reality Arsenal have made circa £13.5m for Vela. Rather than buying him back for £4m and in today’s market selling him for £20m – £16m profit.

    That is shrewd business?

  2. mystic

    June 24, 2014 at 11:41 am

    *£13.3m not £13.5m – so even worse.

    • power

      June 24, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      Duh u will have to play him for atleast a season to sell him so u have to deduct his wages plus injury cost…as for me its shred biz def.

  3. mershhuduber

    June 25, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I can’t get sad if arsenal close deal carlos vela and mario

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