Have Carlos Vela and LAFC reached a contractual agreement?

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Carlos Vela’s current contract expires on June 30, which meant his last game could have been against FC Dallas at Banc of California Stadium. Los Angeles FC wanted the attacking player to commit to a new contract before the Mexico international became a free agent at the start of the summer transfer window.

After months of negotiations, LAFC and Carlos Vela have reached a contract extension agreement which will run throughout the 2023 Major League Soccer season, according to journalist Taylor Twellman. The 33-year-old will remain as a Designated Player with LAFC and keep trying to help the team win the MLS Cup.

I think we’ve created a really good team, we’re doing pretty well,” Vela said last week when LAFC was tied against Seattle. “I feel good to be here. I love playing in LA with our fans. And of course, I have this idea in mind, to win a trophy with this club. So my head is still focused on that.

Vela will play alongside Gareth Bale

This is good news for LAFC as they are building a strong team under the salary cap. LAFC confirmed the acquisition of Giorgio Chiellini last week and they are close to signing Gareth Balewho arrives as a free agent, but not as a designated player.

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