Los Angeles FC Announce First Designated Signing In The Club's History And It's Outstanding
Despite concerns about their pulling power, with potential deals for Wesley Sneijder and Javier Hernandez failing to materialise, the club have officially made their first designated signing and world football has stood back and applauded their efforts.
Los Angeles, who will be managed by former US national coach Bob Bradley, have completed a deal for former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela.
For all those Football Manager nerds who witnessed Vela score 45 goals every season beyond 2020, the Mexican striker will hold a dear place in your heart and his talent away from the computer screen is undeniable.
The 28-year-old currently plays for La Liga side Real Sociedad after six years with the club, but he will officially join LA Football Club in January as they look to make a real impact in the MLS.
Here's how Vela announced his new club on Twitter:
In a statement on social media, Vela thanked Sociedad for 'six unforgettable years' at the Anoeta Stadium:
"I was fortunate enough to receive offers from many important clubs to leave this summer,
"But because of my love and respect for Real Sociedad's colors, I'm committed to play for the next six months here and to bring my best every time I step on the field. My goal is to keep helping the team in every one of the competitions ahead.
"I arrived to Real Sociedad on August 16, 2011, as a player on loan and on July 17, 2012, I completed my permanent transfer knowing that I was coming to a great club. After that, I spent six unforgettable years in one of the best cities in the world."
Vela has scored 53 goals in 171 appearances for the Spanish side, enjoying a deadly spell during his first three seasons.
But the Mexico international has struggled in recent years, but he may find a new lease of life in Los Angeles under former Swansea manager Bob Bradley.
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