Vela has sidelined himself from Mexico’s National Team since 2010 citing “personal reasons”. Coach Miguel Herrera wants him back if he is willing to return.

Carlos Vela has been reluctant to play for El Tri for almost four years. The player has never said why he refuses to join El Tri, and this time, Miguel Herrera and FEMEXFUT’s officer Hector Gonzalez want him back for good.

“I know he’s been in touch with Giovani (Dos Santos), with Guardado and Hector Moreno, asking them about how things were around the team during the World Cup. I know he’s friends with them, and we are open to hearing from him. We want a solid team and he could prove to be an asset for us,” Herrera said on an interview.

Vela was fined for putting together a party attended by members of El Tri during a series of friendly matches back in 2010. The Real Sociedad player has ever since sidelined himself from participating with Mexico’s National team, but has never publicly spoken out his truth.

“If the player is aware that it’s a privilege to play for your country, then we have no problem. If he is willing to participate in all of our commercial and professional commitments, then we’ll be more than happy to have him. We may call him up for our European tour in November, let’s see if he wants to be with us,” said Hector Gonzalez, Mexico’s head of National Teams.

Herrera and Gonzalez know they can call him up and force the player to come, but they want him to show commitment rather than force him to it. “We want all players to be 100% convinced of being here, not only Carlos. He is a great player and an even better person, but he has to be committed with us. If he doesn’t want to be here, we will not force him to be,” Gonzalez added.