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Declan Rice Has Agreed To Talks With Mick McCarthy

Declan Rice Has Agreed To Talks With Mick McCarthy

Declan Rice has confirmed that he will hold talks with Mick McCarthy regarding his future in international football.

McCarthy said on the day of his unveiling as Martin O'Neill's successor as Ireland manager that he had already contacted the West Ham player's father. The two had a "good conversation" according to McCarthy.

"Mick has spoken to my dad and he wants to meet us, which I said was fine," Rice told the Daily Mail.

There are a lot of things going on with my football at the moment. I’m playing week in, week out and obviously there’s my contract situation, which is a lot to take on at a young age.

The England- Ireland situation is a lot to take on. I’m just focused on playing for West Ham and I said that to Martin O’Neill when he was Ireland boss and he totally understood.

McCarthy said that he expected the talks to take place in December. Rice added that there is no date set for those discussions.

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Ireland's first game of the Euro 2020 qualifiers takes place on March 23rd against Gibraltar.

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