Brazil striker Jonas has been putting in some fantastic displays this season for Benfica and he could now be called to the Brazil national team.
The 31-year-old forward has so far scored 25 goals in all competitions for the Eagles thus far, while 21 of those came in 22 league appearances.
Jonas was on the mark during the week as well as he scored the winning goal in his team’s UEFA Champions League match against Zenit.
His impressive performances haven’t gone unnoticed and now the Portuguese media report that Brazil head coach Dunga is keeping tabs on Benfica key man.
General coordinator of the Brazilian National Team Selection Gilmar Rinaldi has confirmed that ‘Dunga is aware of Jonas’.
“Like all good players, Jonas is also under close watch of the National Team and the head coach”, said Rinaldi, not ruling out the possibility for Jonas to be included in the squad for upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Paraguay.
Brazil host Uruguay on 25 March at the Arena Pernambucano in Recife, before heading out to Paraguay four days later.
Dunga’s team are currently third in the South American qualifying group with seven points after four rounds, behind Uruguay with nine and table-toppers Ecuador who have collected the maximum 12 points so far.