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It Looks Like England Can Forget About Jack Grealish For This Summer At Least

It Looks Like England Can Forget About Jack Grealish For This Summer At Least
By Gary Reilly

After collecting the Ireland U21 Player of the Year, Jack Grealish set out his international future for the upcoming months. He'd be continuing his break from the international scene until the start of next season when he hopes to be back playing for Ireland U21's.

Regardless of what you think of the ongoing wrangle over the 19 year old's international future, it's hard to see how there's anything wrong with that. This is someone who has made just 13 Premier League appearances. Regardless of what the expectations may be, he has to hold down a Premier League place first and foremost.

However, following his star showing against Liverpool on Sunday, interest in the youngster has increased tenfold in the English media and calls are coming left, right and centre for him to make a decision. For the most part, it seems to be his father, Kevin, who is on the end of those calls and he has reiterated his son's stance.

Jack will ultimately make the decision on his international future, but nothing has changed since he made that statement last month.

That would most likely mean that the next time Grealish plays international football will be for Ireland U21's against Andorra on September 8th. And that's something that might come as a bit of a blow to England who had hoped to convince the Villa midfielder to switch his international allegiance ahead of the summer.

As was reported yesterday, the FA were making concerted efforts to see Grealish appear for England at the U20 Toulon tournament in the south of France this summer. However, it seems there'll be no longterm decision made until at least the start of next season.

[Irish Times]

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