By Goodluck Ekpo
Joao Felix has been handed his first call-up to the Portugal national team as the 2016 European Champions made their squad announcement for the Nations League finals on earlier Thursday.
The talented Benfica teenager is tipped as one of the best young players in Europe, while having netted 15 goals in 26 league appearances this season.
His displays and goal scoring prowess have led to speculation linking him to some of the strong teams like, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus, and the striker’s admirers could watch him take to the pitch alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, if he features for Portugal against Switzerland in the Nations League semi-final on June 5.
However, Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva was also included in the squad alongside Wolves quartet Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota.
Portugal squad in full below;
*Goalkeepers* : Beto, Rui Patricio, Jose Sa.
*Defenders* : Raphael Guerreiro, Mario Rui, Nelson Semedo, Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Jose Fonte.
*Midfielders* : Bruno Fernandes, Danilo Pereira, William Carvalho, Pizzi, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho.
*Forwards* : Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Dyego Sousa, Joao Felix, Goncalo Guedes, Rafa Silva.