This week has seen plenty of talk regarding the future of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish. The talented midfielder, who turned 20 yesterday, has a big decision to make about his international future.
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 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.
It was recently reported by The Independent that Grealish had decided to choose England, turning his back on Ireland.
However, his father Kevin Grealish has confirmed that no such decision has been made.
He is quoted by The Irish Times as stating:
“There is nothing in that report whatsoever.
“No decision has been made by Jack yet. He hasn’t even played much football this season because of injuries.”
Grealish, indeed, must have more pressing matters at hand. He has been struggling with niggling injury problems throughout pre-season and the start of the current campaign and his priority must be to get back into shape and form for Aston Villa before deciding who will get the pleasure of his international services.
Then perhaps he will make a decision about who he plays with going forward.