Jonny’s call-up for the Spanish national team was something of a surprise on Wednesday.
It hadn’t been a big rumour in the Spanish media, or really covered at all, and now the newspapers there are trying to make sense of it all.
There’s a lot of sense to be made, with Luis Enrique bringing the current Wolves loan player through at Celta Vigo, and the Spain manager has made it clear already in his tenure that he’s looking to the future and picking the players as people as well as footballers.
Jonny isn’t the only Wolves player making an international breakthrough, as Ruben Vinagre has been called up to Portugal’s U21 squad for the first time.
Rui Jorge, a hugely passionate touchline manager, brings Vinagre into what is a very impressive U21 selection. The 19 year old will be joined by players including Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot and wonderkid João Filipe of Benfica.
He’ll also be travelling with club teammate Diogo Jota.
The full squad (via O Jogo) is:
Goalkeepers: João Virgínia (Everton) and Joel Pereira (Vitória de Setúbal).
Defenders: Diogo Leite (FC Porto), Fernando Fonseca (FC Porto), Francisco Ferreira (Benfica), Ivanildo Fernandes (Moreirense), Jorge Fernandes (Tondela), Pedro Amaral (Benfica), Ruben Vinagre (Wolverhampton) and Diogo Dalot (Manchester United).
Midfielders: André Horta (Los Angeles), João Carvalho (Nottingham Forest), João Félix (Benfica), Pereira Lage (Clermont Foot), Pêpê (Vitória de Setúbal), Stephen Eustaquio (Chaves) and Bruno Costa (FC Porto).
Forwards: Diogo Gonçalves (Nottingham Forest), Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton), Gil Dias (Nottingham Forest), Heriberto Tavares (Moreirense) and João Filipe (Benfica).