Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela remains keen on the concept of linking up with Lionel Messi in a loan spell at Barcelona at the finish of the MLS season.
LaLiga giants Barca reportedly deemed a left-field move for the former Arsenal and Actual Sociedad attacker in January as they sought cover for Luis Suarez.
MLS MVP candidate Vela confirmed a deal was “really close” but the quick-term switch failed to materialise as the Spanish champions as an alternative signed Kevin-Prince Boateng, who barely featured in his six months at the club.
Have been Barca to come calling once again, although, Vela would seize the chance to return to LaLiga.
He told the New York Instances: “Who could say no to playing with Messi for 4 months and then coming back to LA?
“Enjoy, understand and then come back house.”
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For now, Vela is focused on LAFC’s playoff campaign and an El Trafico meeting with LA Galaxy in the Western Conference semi-finals on Thursday.
The Mexican scored a record-breaking 34 common-season objectives this year as LAFC won the Supporters’ Shield, and this match has been billed as a showdown with Galaxy talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Earlier this year, Ibrahimovic rubbished ideas Vela was the finest player in the league, questioning why his rival was playing in the United States in his prime.
“I have not had the pleasure [of meeting Ibrahimovic],” Vela mentioned, adding: “Maybe the men and women do not seriously adore my selection [to play in MLS].
“But for me, it was the finest selection, and I’m seriously delighted that I produced it due to the fact I am enjoying it.”