There’s probably a split in opinion over who was the best footballer in MLS last campaign. Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims that title, but most fans will confirm that Carlos Vela was outstanding. Mexico international contributed a fantastic 36 goals and 11 assists in only 33 matches, which is a phenomenal contribution no matter what level you play at.
It does look like he’s too good for the league, and at the age of 30, this could be his final opportunity to play for a big European team. Gunners fans will point out he had many opportunities to break through at the Emirates, Vela did manage over 60 games for Arsenal but never established himself.
Carlos finally showed how good he could be for Real Sociedad before moving to MLS in 2018. He might finally have the opportunity to get a big move. They report that former Barcelona player and 30-year-old star’s Mexican partner, Jonathan dos Santos, has said that he has an offer on the table from Blaugrana to move there next campaign.
It would be fascinating to see if Carlos could bring that form to La Liga and continue to impress at the top-level. Mexican winger also has the issue that his best position is playing on the right-wing and cutting onto his left foot, Catalan club already have someone to play that role.
Unless they have plans to change Lionel Messi’s position, it would mean that Carlos would have to act as a backup or play a different role. He was a regular member of the national team squad over the years.