Aston Villa striker Wesley has been called up by Brazil for their upcoming international fixtures against Argentina and South Korea (via @villareport).
The 22-year-old has replaced Ajax forward David Neres in the squad following his withdrawal due to injury and becomes the second Villa player in the squad alongside Douglas Luiz.
Is Wesley an upgrade on Tammy Abraham?
It is the first time in his career that Wesley has been called up into the Brazilian squad (Birmingham Mail). He will be competing with some top strikers for a place in the team, including Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison.
This is Wesley’s first season with Aston Villa having joined in the summer from Club Brugge, and he has made an ok start to life in the Premier League.
Indeed, he has scored four goals and provided one assist in his 12 appearances so far, although he has failed to find the back of the net in his last four (Transfermarkt).
Villa fans have been reacting to the news of Wesley’s call-up, with several confused as to how he has been included as they haven’t been too impressed with his performances. Here is what some said on Twitter…
So let me get this straight Wesley can get into the Brazil squad but Grealish can’t get into the England squad 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Stop the world I want to get off 🤦🏻♂️ #avfc
— Rob Westwood (@robwestwood76) November 10, 2019
How far have Brazil fallen… R9, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Romario, Neymar, Adriano, Robinho all forwards I’ve seen them pick, how has it got that bad for them to pick Wesley has a striker 🤷🏼♂️
— Brian Meer (@DangeAVFC) November 10, 2019
Agree been awful how wesley got in that Brazil squad is a mystery
— MíckMc 🦁 avfc (@mickmcg81) November 10, 2019
Says more about the current state of Affairs in Brazil tbh
— John Joyce (@villa_pogue) November 10, 2019
To do what? Wash the kit?
— Jon Crofts (@cyclepervert) November 10, 2019
Tell me how Wesley is in the Brazil squad
— Sam (@Sam7466) November 10, 2019
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