Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

Vela Set For Second Spain Stint

Vela Set For Second Spain Stint

The agent of Mexican wonderkid Carlos Vela, has confirmed that the 18-year-old will spend a second season on loan in Spain.

Arsenal signed the youngster in 2006 after an impressive Under-17 World Cup performance from the striker, a tournament he helped Mexico win.

He was due to spend last season with Celta Vigo in La Liga, but the La Liga outfit had a full quota of non-EU players, meaning he had to play elsewhere. Salamanca were that club. Vela had a great start to the season, but a combination of fatigue and injuries meant that he was less impressive in the second half of the season.

However, he is still regarded as one of the brightest prospects in football, and will now get a taste of first team football in one of Europes finest leagues.

His agent, Eduardo Hernandez confirmed that the Whizkid will spend at least one, maybe two seasons with Spanish club Osasuna.

Speaking to Spanish newspaper Marca, Hernandez said: 'It is a fact, the player goes away to Osasuna

'The negotiation has been closed for a loan for a year and with the possibility that it is extended to two, but an option to buy has not been contemplated.

'For Arsenal, it interests them that he plays regularly and he will do that in Osasuna.

'Vela is very happy, it is incredible what he has done. At 17 years, he played in the second division and at 18 in the first with Osasuna.'

Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Sunday July 22 2007
Time: 2:32PM


hope he picks up something from there!!
22/07/2007 14:49:00
As long as it's not an injury or an STD. ;-)....I can't wait to be able to see him play more often, see what he is capable of.
22/07/2007 14:50:00
Not sure I understand this one year loan with the option of a second year. Assuming he does well as every gooner would hope, then surely they would take up that second year option, meaning when he came back to us he would have just one year remaining on his contract. He said just before he signed for arsenal that he would prefer to move to spain, so you have to start wondering if we will ever see him in an arsenal shirt or whether we have wasted 2.5 million.
Ashburton Gooner
22/07/2007 18:21:00
He will ba a star in the 08/09 season im sure of that
22/07/2007 19:05:00
Lets hope he does come back after his loan. Promising prospect, and I'd like to see him in an Arsenal jersey soon.
22/07/2007 19:47:00
AG, I might be wrong, but didn't he say he would like to play in Spain one day? Not that he would rather play in Spain?
22/07/2007 23:39:00
He is playing in Spain. He also said he cant wait to start playing in the EPL for Arsenal this year or next (after this loan spell)
23/07/2007 00:35:00
I thought he had said something aong those lines Goofle, has anyone got a quote?
23/07/2007 12:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

League Cup Quarter Finals - Full Draw (26/10/16)

The draw for the quarter final stage of this season's League Cup took place a short time ago.

Arsenal's League Cup Ball Number Known (26/10/16)

With the fourth round ties now almost done and dusted, clubs have been allocated ball numbers for the League Cup quarter final round draw later this evening.

Oxlade-Chamberlain Talks Reading

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been giving his thoughts following Arsenal's two nil victory over Reading in last night's League Cup clash.

Jenkinson Delighted With Return

With Carl Jenkinson making his return from a serious nine months long injury in last night's League Cup clash against Reading at the Emirates Stadium...

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

ELC - Reading MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Giroud6%
Sub - Willock0%
Sub - Zelalem0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 9 6 2 1 20 11
2 Arsenal 9 6 2 1 20 10
3 Liverpool 9 6 2 1 20 9
4 Chelsea 9 6 1 2 19 10
5 Spurs 9 5 4 0 19 9
6 Everton 9 4 3 2 15 5
7 Man Utd 9 4 2 3 14 1
8 Southampton 9 3 4 2 13 3
9 Watford 9 3 3 3 12 0
10 AFC Bournemouth 9 3 3 3 12 0
11 Crystal Palace 9 3 2 4 11 0
12 Leicester City 9 3 2 4 11 -4
13 WBA 9 2 4 3 10 0
14 Burnley 9 3 1 5 10 -5
15 West Ham 9 3 1 5 10 -7
16 Stoke 9 2 3 4 9 -7
17 Middlesbrough 9 1 4 4 7 -4
18 Hull City 9 2 1 6 7 -14
19 Swansea 9 1 2 6 5 -7
20 Sunderland 9 0 2 7 2 -10
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

Oct 29 2016 12:30PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 6 2016 12:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 19 2016 12:30PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 27 2016 2:15PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

3.Galway Gooner4
5.mar 121
Vital Football Comment