Carlos Vela talks about retirement and his future with LAFC
The Mexican international said that he only has two or three more years at the highest level and doesn’t want to play for much longer.
Carlos Vela is entering his fifth and final season with Los Angeles Football Club. The Mexican international could leave in the summer if there is no deal reached or if he accepts an offer from another team. According to information from AS USA, Vela wants more money and to have a stake in the ownership of LAFC.
Uncertain future with LAFC
Vela’s future is up in the air with LAFC and there’s a possibility that he could return to Europe. The forward has also mentioned that he would like to live and play in Australia and that he only has two or three years left at the highest level.
“I say I have one or two years at the highest level. After that, I will see if I want to keep playing or retire. I don’t want a club to have me only because I am under contract. I want to keep playing because I enjoy doing it, but once that is gone it will be time to retire,” Vela said during an interview with ESPN.
There is no doubt about what Vela can do, because he had a record-breaking season in 2019. That year the 32-year-old was named the Most Valuable Player and won the golden boot. Vela also helped LAFC win the Supporters’ Shield that season, the first trophy in franchise history, but failed to reach the final of the MLS Cup.
Vela has been vocal about how happy he is in Los Angeles, with the club and the way the fans have treated him since arriving in 2018. The player has also said that he wants to win the MLS Cup and was very disappointed that LAFC didn’t reach the playoffs last year.