Signed from Arsenal for €3M
Arsene Wenger has done it again.
Just when you think he's lost it, his conniving transfer market genius has shone again.
When the deal was announced, you probably thought: "only €3 million for a player of world-class ability?"
Wenger demanded a €4.2 million buyback clause, and Carlos Vela already knows what's in store for him.
Read his comments (from Football Espana): "Logically I think it is best to cancel the buyback clause, but we have to see what happens, if the President’s pocket stretches a little or not."
Real Sociedad are one of the many clubs that have fallen to Arsene's negotiating prowess.
The Spanish club will make just a €1.2 million profit, so why on earth did they set the buyback clause so low?
Vela has been extraordinary, scoring five goals and accumulating five assists in his last 10 league games.
With Serge Gnabry waiting in the wings, buying back Carlos is meant for a quick pay-day, so there should be a team willing to fork out €20 million-plus for Vela.