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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.'




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Date:Sunday July 22 2007

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hope he picks up something from there!!
Babeasta
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.
simmy8_2000
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
He will ba a star in the 08/09 season im sure of that
Goofle
Lets hope he does come back after his loan. Promising prospect, and I'd like to see him in an Arsenal jersey soon.
prits
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?
simmy8_2000
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)
Goofle
I thought he had said something aong those lines Goofle, has anyone got a quote?
simmy8_2000
 

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