MALAGA striker Juanmi has been called up to the Spain squad following an injury to Chelsea forward Diego Costa.


The 21-year-old is now hoping to win his first full cap for La Roja in the matches against Ukraine and the Netherlands.

He was not initially named in the squad, despite a stellar season in which he is currently Malaga’s top scorer.

But after Costa limped off the field in Chelsea’s narrow victory over Hull City on Sunday, Juanmi has his chance to make a mark on the international stage.

Born in Coin, Juanmi has worked his way up through Malaga’s youth teams and made his first team debut in January 2010.

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