Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish is yet to make up his mind regarding his international allegiance according to his club manager Paul Lambert.
The 19-year-old has shone for the Villans this season; something that has allegedly prompted the English FA to see if he would be willing to play for the Three Lions despite previously featuring for the Republic of Ireland at under-16, under-17 and under-21 level.
Grealish has been one of the many Villa stars to impress this season as they surged up the table in the early weeks of the campaign. And while they have recently slipped to defeats against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, Lambert’s side is still expected to enjoy a fine season.
The Lichfield Mercury reports that there is now what it calls a “tightrope-style battle” for the teenager’s footballing allegiance.
And in comments published by the newspaper, Lambert revealed that Grealish is yet to decide where his international future lies.
“It’s still the same as before,” the Villa boss said. “At 19 years old, Jack is still developing on a lot of things so I’m not sure what his situation with Ireland is.”
Grealish is a fantastic talent who looks set for a fine career, so it would be no surprise if England were keen on bringing him into the fold. But you can be sure Ireland will not give him up without a fight, if at all…