Aston Villa fans give mixed reaction on Twitter to Jack Grealish's decision

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish has chosen to represent England over the Republic of Ireland.

Aston Villa confirmed on their official website earlier today that highly-rated playmaker Jack Grealish has chosen to play for England.

Grealish, 20, was born in Solihull and has been on the books at Villa since the age of six, with the youngster now a regular first team contributor under Tim Sherwood.

Despite being born in England, Grealish has in fact been playing for Ireland at youth level, and has scored six goals in 19 games for the Under 17's, 18's and 21's collectively.

Now though, Grealish has turned his back on Ireland, announcing that he will instead choose to represent England for the rest of his career.

Many England fans are excited by the prospect of watching Grealish in years to come, as the technically gifted playmaker should be a star of the future for club and country.

However, Aston Villa supporters are somewhat mixed over Grealish's decision. Many believe that Grealish first needs to show that he can be a real contributor for Villa before even thinking about his England career, with others suggesting that he made a mistake and should have chosen Ireland instead.

Other fans on Twitter believe that Grealish choosing England could even add to his price tag if Villa were to sell him, and many are happy that he chose the country of his birth.

Here are some of the reactions from Aston Villa fans after Grealish committed his future to England over Ireland...

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