Rumors of Carlos Vela’s arrival in the MLS have been swirling for several weeks, and it could very well be a reality for the 2016 season. According the Colorado Rapids’ Director of Soccer, Argentine Claudio “El Piojo” Lopez, his team is very interested in Vela, and they were in talks with the player and Real Sociedad to negotiate the transfer.
Recently, English newspaper IB Times reported that Vela wanted to make a move to the San José Earthquakes this past summer, but unfortunately for the Mexican, Real Sociedad’s president sees him as their star player and wants him to stay in the club for the remainder of his contract (until 2018), especially now that the Spanish side is having the worst season of its history.
So it’s not news that the Mexican striker, who is widely recognized as the player fans love to hate, is working for his MLS move. He’s also expressed several times that he likes the American lifestyle and would like to move to the United States.
According to Fox Deportes, Real Sociedad has set a price of 15 million euro for the Mexican striker, an amount that might be too much for the interested MLS teams, especially since Vela will be looking for a steep salary.
Well, if we know something about the best Mexican player of recent times, it’s that he’s stubborn as a mule. So now there’s nothing else to do but wait and see how the whole thing will play out. So stay tuned, because Carlos Vela might very well be joining fellow Under-17 World Cup Champion Giovani Dos Santos on the list of big Mexican players making the U.S. their final destination.