'He's done very little' - Keane urges caution over Villa youngster

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Aston Villa assitant-manager Roy Keane says that too much hype is being made about Jack Grealish.

Roy Keane has showed his famously ruthless attitude, by stating that Aston Villa youngster Jack Grealish has done 'nothing yet'. 

Grealish has caused quite a stir around Villa Park, with many tipping him to be the brightest youngster to come through the academy in some time, but Keane has urged for caution in his straight talking manner.

The Villa assistant manager has joint interests in Grealish's future, as he also second in command for the Republic of Ireland. 

The 19-year-old winger is eligible for Ireland and England and has not yet committed his future to either nation, but Keane insists that he is relaxed about the youngster's decision as there are no guarantees he will develop into an international football. 

“I’ve been quite relaxed about it," Keane is quoted as saying by the Birmingham Mail. "People ask me quite a bit because of the Villa connection.

"He’s done very little in the game yet. People are getting a bit carried away, he’s not started a game in the league for Villa, he’s not scored a goal yet, he’s not got an assist yet.

“If he wants to come and play for Ireland, we’ll be delighted but we can’t be begging people either. If they want to play for Ireland, fantastic. If not we’ll have to accept it.”

Grealish has made a handful of appearances for Villa this season, as he edges closer to a regular first-team role. 

His talent had been identified from a young-age and there is great anticipation from Villa fans to see how he develops.

Grealish has received fantastic vocal backing from the Claret and Blue faithful, who are hoping to see one of their own progress into a pivotal first-team star for them. 

So far his talents have been showcased whilst on loan at Notts County last season, but he will be hoping for a Premier League role this campaign. 

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