Aston Villa talent Jack Grealish posts excited tweet after England under-21 call-up

The midfielder will be hoping to catch the eye at the Toulon Tournament.

It has been a tough season for many Aston Villa players, but perhaps none more so than Jack Grealish.

The free-wheeling talent emerged onto the scene with Tim Sherwood as boss at Villa Park last season and was a joy to watch.

However, he struggled with form, injury and disciplinary issues, particularly under Remi Garde, this season as Villa were relegated to the Championship.

Despite his poor form he has been selected for the England under-21 squad for the Toulon Tournament. He has been picked by former Villa defender Gareth Southgate for the first time.

He is clearly buzzing about the selection. He sent this tweet earlier today to show how happy he was to be representing England:

Grealish’s eligibility to represent England was of course a major talking point toward the end of last season.

He had played for the Republic of Ireland under-21s six times and was heavily linked with a senior call-up but was born in England and eventually decided to represent the Three Lions in the future.

Hopefully his performances in Toulon will be better than those for Aston Villa this season.

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