Because the La Liga leaders are apparently looking for strikers to bolster their title push and a run at the Champions League, Vela has been a name that has come up as an option.
Carlos Vela reportedly emerges as January Barcelona targethttps://t.co/KxbaxCD2LH— AS English (@English_AS) January 16, 2019
The side lost Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla last week and want options to back up Luis Suarez.
LAFC officials confirmed to ESPN Deportes’ Mauricio Pedroza that they have not heard anything regarding Vela from Barcelona.
While Vela would be a potential inexpensive option for Barcelona, him moving to the top of the list, Vela, 29, making a move to Barcelona would be a long shot. A very long shot.
In his first season with the Black and Gold, Vela had 14 goals and 13 assists in 28 regular-season matches. While those numbers are impressive, moving on to compete in La Liga with Barcelona where the expectations are considerably different would be a big risk for both Vela and Barca.
It isn’t that Vela couldn’t handle himself, but playing time at Barcelona would be sporadic at best and to think that it would just be him and Luis Suarez competing for front-line playing time would be short-sighted.
In the end, I see this as nothing more than media fluff generated during a rather slow transfer market cycle.
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