With the 2013/2014 Premier league season over, there has been a lot of opinions by the media and also the fans over which summer signings Arsenal should make or which the Gunners should overlook.
Former Arsenal man and Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela, had in an interview with the press recently – said that he would be open to a move back to the Emirates by saying he “won’t close the door” on Arsenal. And this had prompted the Gunners to make a move for the prolific forward.
Now it seems the Gunners are making progress in their bid to bring the versatile La Liga hitman back to The Emirates with reports in Spain already suggesting that Arsenal have activated the clause in Carlos Vela’s contract to buy him back from Real Sociedad.
The Mexican left North London in a permanent deal in August 2012, after spending a successful loan spell in San Sebastian the season before.
The 25-year-old would cost Arsenal just £4million to bring the former winger turned striker back to North London thanks to the buy-back clause the Gunners included in his contract on his sale to Spanish side Real Sociedad in the summer of 2012.
Vela has had a successful season in Spain scoring 15 goals and creating 12 assists in 36 La Liga appearances.
Arsenal remain in the driving seat to sign the player as the forward would cost other clubs £24.6m in other to acquire his services. With reports suggesting the striker’s agent held talks with Arsenal’s executives in the last few days.