Carlos Vela joined Real Sociedad on a loan in 2011.
A brand new season is just around the corner and the Mexican players abroad are set to prove themselves in Europe's top leagues.
Some are new to their clubs, others just want to secure their position. Whatever the case, they are game changers.
Spain, France, England and Portugal will all witness the growing process of these players, while fans will surely enjoy their performances.
Join me to find out who these key footballers are.
At Villarreal, Giovani dos Santos will join fellow Mexican Javier Aquino.
The sun is finally shining for Giovani dos Santos. The Monterrey-born player signed a four-year contract with Spanish club Villarreal.
The Yellow Submarine was recently promoted to La Liga and dos Santos will bring his creativity and speed to the pitch to help the team keep the winning ways.
Gio is no stranger to the squad's boss. When he played for Racing de Santander, Marcelino Garcia Toral was in charged of los Racinguistas.
This will also be important for El Tri. Giovani has not been up to his best because he had not received many opportunities with his previous clubs. Effectively, this hurt the national team because dos Santos was rather out of shape.
Javier Hernandez has scored 50 goals with Manchester United.
Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck are injured, which leaves two open slots for Hernandez. There's also the Wayne Rooney drama that can give Chicharito another chance to start more games.
So far, Hernandez has proven to be a super sub for the Red Devils. He has scored 50 times since he joined the club in 2010, but 14 of them have come from off the bench.
Hector Herrera was the 2012 Toulon Tournament Most Valuable Player.
Héctor Herrera debuted with Porto two weeks ago in a friendly match against French club Marseille. Herrera came on in the 60th minute for Fernando.
The Mexican signed with the Dragons for four seasons and 8 million Euros. The Primeira Liga is set to start on August 18.
This will be the first time Herrera plays in a foreign club. Previously, he wore the Pachuca jersey for two years.
With Porto, Hector will be a great asset to the midfield. He is strong, fast and knows how to keep the ball and distribute it well.
Guillermo Ochoa debuted with Mexican club America at age 19.
The Mexico international spent seven years at home before finally signing with a European club. "Paco Memo" was an undisputed starter with America when he committed with Ajaccio.
Ochoa has great reflexes and a superb aerial game. He has proven to be one of the most spectacular goalkeepers in Ligue 1, having denied such high-class players as Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
He has become a cornerstone for the Corsicans, and there's wonder why he has been picked Player of the Year twice (2012 and 2013).
In the end, his saves and overall performance paid off. Ochoa returned to the Mexico national team after a seven-month inactivity period.
Diego Reyes committed to play with Porto earlier this year.
The former America defender will be next to Héctor Herrera in the Portuguese adventure. Diego Reyes hoisted the Liga MX trophy before joining his new club.
Reyes announced his move in December, but let everyone know his intention of staying with his Mexican team until the summer. Only two weeks ago he played 10 minutes with the Dragons in a friendly match which marked his debut.
Diego has proven to be a solid defender that can bring structure and security to the team. Despite being only 20 years old, Reyes has already debuted with El Tri and was an undisputed starter with America.
Carlos Vela has been an essential player for Real Sociedad.
Carlos Vela just had his best season since he left for Europe. The striker helped Real Sociedad finish fourth in La Liga, which secured the club a spot in the UEFA Champions League play-off round.
Vela scored 14 times in 38 appearances and was the only Mexican abroad to play every game of the local tournament with his team.
It seems like the more he commits to his squad the better he gets. In 2012 he passed on the Olympics and in 2013 he declined a call-up for the Hexagonal.
Carlos scored 24 goals with Salamanca, Osasuna, Arsenal and West Bromwich (all together); with Real Sociedad he has found the back of the net 26 times.