Jun 17

Arsenal receive €3.5m bid for Carlos Vela

Real Sociedad remain frontrunners to sign Arsenal striker Carlos Vela after the Spanish side’s president flew to London for discussions with Gunners’ officials.

The Mexico international has impressed in San Sebastian this season where he scored six goals in 26 La Liga appearances.

Despite a handful of interest from Premier League and La Liga teams, Vela has his heart set on a permanent move to Sociedad who have already bid €3.5 million (£2.8m) in a prospective deal which includes a 50 per cent sell-on fee.

“He [Carlos] had a great time at Real Sociedad, a great season and would be happy to stay. It is being negotiated [with Arsenal], but we still haven’t heard anything”, revealed Vela’s agent Enrique Nieto.

Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay flew to London earlier in the week where he notified Arsenal officials of their offer, but will be kept waiting on a final decision from the north London giants until after this summer’s European Championships.

Vela, 23, joined Arsene Wenger’s side back in 2005, but has spent a large portion of his time plying his trade for other clubs on loan, including Salamanca, Osasuna and West Brom.


25 Responses to “Arsenal receive €3.5m bid for Carlos Vela”

  1. Will says:

    We can’t sell him for that, if we do it shows how poorly run the club. The more we get on the players like Vela the more we will have to spend and a player who scored more La Liga goals from January than Falcao and Llorente is worth a hell of a lot more than £2.8 million.

    We should be aiming for..

    Vela £7.5 million
    Bendtner £10 million
    Djourou £8 million
    Chamakh £7.5 million
    Denilson £5 million
    Diaby £7.5 million
    Park £2 million
    Fabianski £5 million

  2. simi says:

    We need to get rid of the deadwood not haggle and be stuck with players we don’t want 5m for vela would be a fair price. We would never get 5m for fabinski

  3. Darkins says:

    agree with you Will £2.8m for a player of Vela’s quality would be ridiclous. If we can’t sell him for at least £7.5m then bring him back, we need quality players like Vela staying at the club!

  4. Jammathon says:


    Would YOU as a manager buy those players for that much, with the wages they’re on? Get back on planet Earth.

  5. Harry says:

    i would sell for 5 mill plus 50 per cent sell-on fee

  6. Martin says:

    @Will: 7.5 for Diaby? Never going to happen, nor would the same price for Chamakh. The fact of that matter is that apart from Vela and Bendtner, the stock of the other fringe players in our squad has lowered considerably. The prices you mentioned would be reasonable if the players wages weren’t so high and if they were playing well. Diaby has also been injured for much of the past two seasons and when – if ever – he’ll be fully fit remains a mystery. Also players like Park and Denilson are a dime a dozen, so in order to sell them we have to be competitive in what we’re willing to sell for. We’re better off under-selling to get rid of these players for the long run. And Llorente is a long way off our price bracket, and on top of that Bilbao don’t need to sell. Giroud is much better value for money.

  7. Phil says:

    Will are you being serious?? You are not gonna receive 25million for bendtner Djourou and chamakh as they are pony, you might of received something like that on football manager after a season but not in the real world… And 5 million for fabianski biggest joke of all, a keeper who can’t catch a ball!!

  8. Ashade Akeem says:

    Arsenal need quality players that can hold the midfield

  9. Thundertinygooner says:

    Those are Championship Manager prices.Really the wages are the key things and interested clubs don’t pay these wages so we need to adjust the fee to get the liability off our books.If we get £25 million ffor these players and save an ongoing liability of around £20 million PA this will help us bring in four top quality players.Our squad is way too big.

  10. j says:

    Stan’s Arsenal look like they will always sell best players cheaply but buy overpriced average players as the cash generated will go into Stan’s American franchise as Arsenal don’t seem to be showing it. If the money really was there RVP’s contract would have been settled by now.

  11. Jo says:

    will, some more realistic transfer fees are:

    vela – 5mil
    bendtner – 5mil
    we won’t sell djourou
    chamakh – 5mil
    denilson – 2.5mil
    we won’t sell diaby but if we did – 4mil
    park – i think youre quite accurate with that one
    fabianski – 3mil

  12. Vivas says:

    Actually selling Vela for 2.5m with a 50% sell on clause sounds like a good deal. He will likely play the next season at Real Sociedad where he will hopefully perform as well as he did this year before getting sold to the likes of Malaga or Valencia for around 10m, netting Arsenal a total of 7.5m. He would be off the Arsenal books and Sociedad (having agreed the sell on clause) would be motivated to maximise his future sale price.

    We cant expect to get a high intial purchase price for players that we are desperate to get rid of, but by building in a sell on clause we have the chance to claw back the money at a later date. You only need to look at the add on fees Arsenal got for Bentley and Muamba to see that such a policy makes sense.

  13. samuel says:

    The rule of supply and demand is the defining factor in sell
    ing and buying players not thumbsucking Arsenal fan,s wishf
    ul thinking,so Arsenal better take what the buying club off ers and sell the so-called deadwood already as the annual wage bill is escalating,by the month ,due to overpaid overra
    ted players,Walcott,Wilshere,Ramsey,Sagna etc.?

  14. LB says:

    The problem with the opening ciomments by ‘Will’ above is that he fails to look at the cost to the Gunners currnetly in terms of wages ? Our first priority is to offload the considerable liability in wages we are tied into playing many of these mediocre players. Considewring that we are paying most of them between the £40 – £60k a week mark, I’d revise he’s asking figures to thus :

    Vela – £3 mil
    Bentdner – £5 mil ( or anya mount if it gets rid of him ! )
    Djourou – £1.5 / 2 mil ( he just needs to go, period )
    Chamakh – £3 mil
    Denilson ( free to whoever will take him and he’s wage demands ? )
    Diaby stays.
    Park – Anybody’s guess, but I’d try and get bacl at least 70% of our outlay on him
    Fabianski – £1.5 / 2 mil
    AA – £8/9 mil

    This would offload a huge amount in wage liability and still generate near on £25 mil to add to our healthy coffers.
    Then, only buy ‘quality’ in. Simples !

  15. Danish Gooner says:

    Put Vela in a return envelope, way to little money.

  16. angel lawrence says:

    no coach can buy thos prayer that amount les just valu vale for £4m. chamakh $6m johlu €3m fabiski $1m daiby $3m park $2M

  17. iwaloye mathew says:

    I too much like gunners 4 one things. Up gunners.

  18. TK says:

    Get rid of the deadwood. We’ll save loads by not paying their wages too. If we mess about too much we won’t be able get rid of them at all! Slap Sell on clauses on them all though

  19. Jack says:

    I also think it’s not a bad deal. 50% sell-on clause is huge and therefore we will get only 3.5mln euros. But that’s a good deal and we should agree. He’s young and will develop, la liga is best suited for him.
    I hope he will be the first of big overhaul in the club. Next to follow that are not good enough. Good luck to him.

  20. Dylan says:

    As much as we’d like 7.5m for Vela its never gonna happen. 6m at a stretch would be more accurate. Real Sociedad are only offering £3.5m cos thats all they can offer. Arsenal already know that if they wait it out they’ll get more BETTER offers. Bendtner has a 12m price tag which before the Euros was negotiable, but if he puts in a good performance against Germany then who knows what we can get for him with the world watching. Especially after his two against Portugal.
    Djourou- aint going
    Chamakh- 5m or as part of the Giroud deal would be fair for a player with Champions league goals and experience
    Denilson- 4m. It seems pricey but he’s been great whilst playing on loan and we were offered 15m for him once, so 4m is not a tough figure to reach
    Diaby- Too risky a transfer. Cant see him going anywhere unless AW releases him
    Park- Only his first season, could see him being more used next season. If not- 2m
    Fabianski- loan if anything. No one would risk a transfer when he’s nursing a shoulder injury

  21. peter says:

    vela …£7.5m

  22. kc says:

    Not gonner to happen in this market condition. We should just sellhim and many other not up to standard players and youngsters. About 20 of them.
    This will send a very clear and firm message to the squad…we mean business, buck up everyone.

  23. James says:

    Should aim to get £5m for him, but the 50% sell-on clause could turn out to be a good piece of business. Always obvious he had talent, and being more suited to La Liga, if his form continues, he could end up at a Atletico Madrid or Malaga for a sizeable fee.

  24. George says:

    Will has to be the most deluded arsenal fan ever and lets face facts, its not exactly a 1 horse race. Chamakh for 7.5 is the funniest. Oh wait, is it the 8 for Djourou. Too difficult.

  25. Ben says:

    Will we will not get anything like those figures for those players – I would accept half off every figure you have put up there just to get them off the wage bill


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