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Carlos Vela

27-Year-Old Forward     Real Sociedad  La Liga      Full Name: Carlos Vela


Mexico

Birthdate:  March 1, 1989    Birthplace:  Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico    Nationality:  Mexico    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  150 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a six-year contract with Real Sociedad in August of 2012.

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Vela endured a disappointing season for Real Sociedad, netting just five times and adding four assists across 32 La Liga starts.

The 27-year-old underachieved last year after an excellent 2013/14 campaign, and he took another step back this season by recording his lowest goal total since moving to Spain. Vela has two years remaining on his current contract, and he should be given the opportunity to bounce back next season, although the club will likely bring in forward reinforcements as insurance against his two-year decline.

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February 2, 2015

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Vela is set to undergo surgery this week after he suffered a torn meniscus in Saturday's loss to Real Madrid, the club confirmed Monday.

Vela's injury is a huge blow for Sociedad, as he leads the team in goals with seven, and no other player has more than two. The injury is not expected to be season-ending, though Vela likely will only be able to play a few games near toward the end.

February 1, 2015

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Vela suffered a knee injury during Saturday's match against Real Madrid, AS reports.

Vela was removed from the game after going down with the injury, while scans on the knee this week will help determine the severity of the issue.

January 8, 2015

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While he was held without a shot during Real Sociedad's surprising 1-0 win over Barcelona on Sunday, Vela had taken 20 shots in his previous four La Liga matches, scoring four goals during that span.

The Mexican striker has six goals and two assists this season, taking 37 shots (17 on goal) in his 16 appearances. He continues to start up front for David Moyes' squad and remains a decent fantasy option.

November 11, 2014

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Vela scored his second goal of the season Sunday against Atletico Madrid, ending a eight-game streak without a score.

Despite not scoring on his own, Vela has two assists in his last four games. After some inconsistent playing time early in the season, Vela has locked down a spot in the starting XI, though it's unclear if his role will change at all now that David Moyes is leading the team.

September 1, 2014

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Vela came on for Imanol Agirretxe in the 60th minute and then scored in the 75th minute of Real Sociedad's 4-2 victory over Real Madrid on Sunday.

Vela has come off the bench in both of Sociedad's La Liga matches this season, although it appears to be more of a fitness issue than anything else. With the international break giving him some more time to work out, it's only a matter of time before Vela finds himself back in the starting XI to try to break last year's marks of 16 goals and 12 assists in La Liga play.

June 24, 2014

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Vela has signed a new four-year contract with Real Sociedad after the club paid Arsenal 8.8 million to remove the buy-back clause from his former contract, The Guardian reports.

Vela was linked with a return to Arsenal this summer by the Gunners activating the 3.5 million buy-back clause inserted in his 2012 transfer; however, Real Sociedad has now paid to obtain full ownership of the Mexican moving forward. The Spanish side's joint-top scorer (16) and leader in assists (12) last term, Vela has excelled since arriving in La Liga three seasons ago and represents Real Sociedad's most proven attacking threat.

June 11, 2014

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Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay confirmed that Arsenal plan to execute the buy-back clause embedded in Vela's transfer agreement with Real Sociedad, reports the Daily Mail.

Vela was sent on loan by Arsenal to four different clubs after failing to earn a spot in the starting 11. He joined Arsenal in 2006, and moved to Real Sociedad in 2011 on loan at first, and then scored 31 goals in 78 games in 2012.