West Bromwich Albion are currently in such a downward spiral that it seems like nobody could slow them down.
Whilst his defence has been leaking goals, with eight shipped in their last four, there seems to be a lack of creativity and fluency amongst his front four that is truly causing him trouble.
It will therefore leave many fans wishing they could bring back an old favourite, who might not have excelled whilst at the Hawthorns but in his prime, would now certainly be able to fire them back to the Premier League.
In America in particular, he has broken records for his contributions to his club Los Angeles FC.
He played 250 times for Real Sociedad, and with 73 goals and 43 assists, he was clearly a very solid winger. Vela possessed frightening speed and a wicked left foot, the likes of which would tear up a league like the Championship.
There is a reason why his ex-manager David Moyes labelled him a “special player” and a “special talent” during his short stint in Spain.
However, moving to America was when he seemed to really hit his peak. If the Baggies possessed this kind of goal-scoring numbers in their arsenal they would never have to worry about where the goals would come from.
The Mexican has scored 79 times and assisted 40 in just 135 games for his team, with his exploits in the 2018/19 season earning him the top scorer. That year he scored 34 goals and assisted ten more in just 31 games, a simply breath-taking figure.