Four Wolverhampton Wanderers players have been called up by Portugal manager Fernando Santos for their upcoming fixtures.

The Express and Star report that Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Rui Patricio and Diogo Jota have all been given the nod.

Jota will be especially pleased given that it is his first call-up to the national team, with Santos clearly taking a liking to his form this season.

The 22-year-old has scored six goals and provided four assists in the top flight, forming a successful partnership with Mexico international Raul Jimenez at the top end of the pitch.

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He moved to Molineux on a permanent basis last summer having spent the previous season on loan from Atletico Madrid.

Patricio and Moutinho are of course much more experienced with the national team having claimed 77 and 113 caps respectively, whilst Neves has collected nine.

The 2016 European Champions will play Ukraine a week today before another home match with Serbia three days later.

Wolves manager expressed his delight at Jota’s call-up, saying:

I’m very happy for him that he goes in the national team. It’s a good reward, I hope everything goes well, not only for Diogo but a lot of players are going to be involved in national teams. I’m very supportive and happy, it means a lot that our players go to national teams and represent their country. I hope everything is ok.

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