Vela, who spent last season on loan to Spanish club Osasuna, was granted a work permit last month and is looking forward to pre-season. Vela is under no illusions of the task that awaits him and he accepts the fact that he might not make an instant impact at the Emirates.
“England is going to be different,” said Vela. “It’s going to be hard the first few months. But you adapt over time.”
Vela’s biggest dream is to play in the Champions league.
“It will be a dream [to play in the Champions League],” he added. “I’ve always watched it on television and playing in it will be amazing.”
Carlos Vela, who has been capped by Mexico 3 times, won’t be the only Mexican trying to make an impact in North London next season. Giovanni Dos Santos is expected to complete his move to Spurs in the coming days and Vela believes that this is just the start of a Mexican invasion of the Premier League.
“We’ve seen that we can do it,” Vela added. “In the beginning we thought it was very hard—that the soccer was on a different level. But now we’re seeing the players are succeeding.”