Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has revealed that Jese Rodriguez is line for a senior call-up, boosting his chances of making the World Cup squad.
The Real Madrid forward has been in fine form since the winter break, scoring four goals and bagging one assist in his five starts for the Blancos in 2014.
The 20-year-old's impact for Carlo Ancelotti's title-chasers has not gone unnoticed and Del Bosque has hinted that Jese could be making waves in the World Cup holders' squad for this summer's tournament in Brazil.
"All of the players who we have been looking at and who have been playing well are potential candidates for the national team," the 63-year-old told media on Thursday. "I don’t like to single out any one player in particular or mention any names but in general, a number of players have the possibility of being called up and Jese is amongst them."
Spain has been grouped with Netherlands, Chile and Australia in the World Cup, but are next in action at home to Italy in a March friendly.