It is being reported today that Aston Villa starlet Jack Grealish is ‘in no rush’ to make a decision regarding his international choice of preference. The Villa talent was born in Solihull but has Irish ancestry. He has played for the Republic of Ireland youth team from the under-17 age group and up and has been called up to the full senior side in the past.
However, with the finality of such a decision at stake, Grealish decided to reject the call-up in order to decide whether he was to represent Ireland or England in his international career.
Recently, England boss Roy Hodgson caused a stir by suggesting that Grealish needed to make his mind up soon, with The Telegraph reporting that Grealish would have made his mind up by the end of the month.
According to The Times it would seem that is not the case. They suggest that Grealish refuses to be rushed on such a decision and will be biding his time to make sure he makes the right choice.
On the one hand he risks playing fewer internationals, if any at all, by opting for England. However, he is more likely to play at major tournaments as an England international.
Grealish, who has battled some niggling injuries throughout pre-season, has featured just twice for Villa this season so is unlikely to face a choice of nations until after the international fixtures next month.