Byrne is currently on loan at Dutch side SC Cambuur and has been tearing it up in the Eredivisie as he looks to hone his craft and demonstrate that he has the calibre to make it at the Etihad Stadium.
With three goals in 22 league showings so far this season, he has piqued the interest of Republic of Ireland coach Martin O’Neill, who has invited the starlet to train with the senior side during the international break.
Eire are preparing for friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia as they look to continue their preparations for the European Championships this summer.
Byrne also demonstrated his class for Ireland’s U-21 side, scoring a fine free kick against Italy in a European Championship qualifier for the youth team, although he was unable to prevent the Irish from falling to a 4-1 defeat.
Speaking to Goal, Ireland U-21 coach King has insisted that Byrne has the quality to reach the very top of the game.
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“I think Jack has done some nice things on the ball, everybody can see that, he’s a talent,” King began, speaking of Dublin-born teenager.
“There’s a lot of publicity surrounding him, maybe that’ll make things more difficult for him. He has a chance to be a top player and make a career for himself. Hopefully he’ll continue developing and can continue improving.”