Still only 24, Herrera first burst onto the scene at the 2012 Toulon Tournament, which is famous for showcasing some of world football’s brightest young talents.
The central midfielder was the star of the competition, winning the Most Valuable Player award for his contributions to Mexico’s victory.
The Porto star is also an Olympic Gold Medalist, having helped El Tri secure top honours at the London Games in 2012, where they beat Brazil 2-1 in the final.
Herrera made global football headlines during an international clash between Mexico and Chile, where he famously completed a double roulette turn with the ball to beat two La Roja players at once.
A classic box-to-box midfielder, Herrera came into his own for Mexico against Croatia at the World Cup. With El Tri needing to win in order to progress, Herrera quite literally ran the show in a 3-1 win that saw him cover a whopping 12,083 meters!
Herrera has already garnered praise from a surprising source in ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who took to Twitter during the World Cup to say this:
If I'm a manager right now&needed a midfielder who isn't going to cost a bomb Mexico's Herrera would be top of the shopping list! Impressive— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 23, 2014
We imagine he won’t be too happy if he signs for Manchester City!