Barcelona Mexican has been a star performer in MLS
Barcelona had been interested in loaning former Actual Sociedad forward Carlos Vela in January of 2019, and he has admitted that it was an chance that would have been really hard to turn down.
As it occurred, Kevin-Prince Boateng was the player who arrived on a short-term basis, though discussions to take Vela back to Spain had been pretty sophisticated.
“It was truly close, who could say no to playing with Lionel Messi for 4 months?” Vela explained in an interview with the New York Instances.
“It would have been a case of enjoying my football, understanding and then returning dwelling.
“There are specific possibilities that you can not miss.”
When pressed on the possibility of probably spending a 4-month period on loan with Barcelona in the 2019/20 season, the former Arsenal forward was in no doubt of his want for this to take place.
“It really is extremely challenging to say you are not interested in Barcelona,” he confirmed.
“If Actual Madrid and Barcelona are interested, then you can not miss it.
“If it had only depended on me final year, of course I would have accepted the offer you.”