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Jack Grealish Has Made His Decision According To Reports In England

Jack Grealish Has Made His Decision According To Reports In England

We were told that a decision would finally be made by the end of September but now it looks like we don't have to wait that long. The Independent in the UK are reporting that Jack Grealish is 'set to turn his back on Republic of Ireland and choose England' before the final round of Euro 2016 qualifiers next month.

There have been suggestions that Martin O'Neill has been pushing to include the Villa youngster in his next squad for the crunch games against Germany and Poland, but now it appears as if that may be in vain.

Roy Hodgson has recently revealed his frustration with the waiting game which Grealish is playing and things took another turn yesterday with the player's agent suggesting that it would be a much better financial decision for his client to choose England.

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Whether that has had a bearing on his decision is unclear but it now seems more likely than not that a decision has been made. The report from the Independent's chief football correspondent, Sam Wallace, has suggested that although it is unlikely, there's still time for Grealish to force his way into Hodgson's squad for Euro 2016.

The most vocal reaction to this from Ireland fans will inevitably 'good, we don't want someone who doesn't have the passion to play for Ireland'. And while that may be true, like it or not, there's no doubt this is a blow to Irish football (if the reports are indeed correct).

Gary Reilly

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