Real Sociedad have informed that Carlos Vela will leave the club.
The Basque club assured that he had reached an agreement with one of the Major League Soccer teams and Carlos Vela would travel in the winter to the United States. It was not officially revealed which club the Mexican contracted with, but for months it has been said that Los Angeles FC are set to sign him.
The American team is a new rival for the Los Angeles Galaxy. The club was created a few years ago and has been preparing for Major League Soccer, which is scheduled to join in next season. At that time the construction of the stadium began.
A few weeks ago, Bob Bradley, a former American national team coach, was set up to build a team worth fighting for the country championship.
Probably the 28-year-old's transfer confirms the LAFC's ambitious plans and is a response to the Galaxy's moves, with two Mexicans, Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos, joining their ranks. Vela has represented Real Sociedad for the past six years, playing in 233 games, scoring 72 goals and adding 44 assists.
Such a move is also an obvious marketing move. Los Angeles FC is a new club that does not have fans, so to fill the 22-thousand stadium need a star to attract fans to the stands. The nationality of Vela is also not without reason, because in the City of Angels, every fourth resident is Latino.