Report: West Ham once again interested in Carlos Vela, despite £21m release clause

The Hammers are on the look out for a forward and the Mexican appears to be back on the radar.

West Ham’s pursuit of a striker in recent weeks has certainly been a major topic of discussion. With Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia both out with injury the club are short in the attacking department.

Up to now the players linked with West Ham have been those not wanted by their current clubs. The likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Alvaro Negredo and Raul Jimenez spring to mind.

Now they are once again being linked with a move for former Arsenal forward Carlos Vela.

Vela now plays for David Moyes’ Real Sociedad outfit in Spain and has a release clause of £21 million, as reported by The Mirror.

The Mexican has been linked with a move to the club by Shoot and the Brentwood Gazette this week as West Ham continue their pursuit for a new striker.

Why will this deal not happen?

It certainly appears odd to see this story rocking up now. West Ham are certainly not likely to meet Vela’s massive release clause anytime soon.

In fact, it is just over a month since it was heavily reported that Vela had rejected the opportunity to head back to London with West Ham, as reported by The Express.

So West Ham fans would do well to pay little attention to talk of Vela’s imminent arrival.

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