Saturday, October 20, 2007

Carlos Vela: Coming Soon

Carlos Vela will be cleared to play for Arsenal in January following loan moves to Celta de Vigo, Salamanca, and Osasuna. The prodigious Mexican striker joined Arsenal in 2005 for a fee of £2.5 million, but was unable to join the club due to work permit restrictions.

It is rumored that Arsene Wenger will recall the forward from his most recent loan at Osasuna during January's transfer window.

The 18 year-old was signed from Chivas de Guadalajara after winning the golden boot in the 2005 U-17 World Cup. He is a promising young striker who can also play as a winger, and his ability is already seeing him being likened to Kaka and Ronaldinho.

The Mexican whizkid has already scored his first international goal for his country's senior side, having scored in Los Angeles in a 3-2 defeat to Guatemala.

Click here to see a video of some of what Vela has to offer - take a look at the pace he shows in the second goal... seems like we've got a kid who can mix the speed of Theo Walcott with the opportunism of Eduardo.