Aston Villa star Jack Grealish is ready to commit himself to the England national team if manager Roy Hodgson assures the youngster he is part of his long term plans, reports the Daily Mail.
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The 19-year-old has hit the headlines recently with his stellar performances for the Villains. He only broke into the starting XI over the last month under new manager Tim Sherwood, and has since done more than just prove himself.
However, the midfielder’s performances have raised the question of who he will play for internationally. The Birmingham born footballer is obviously able to play for England, but is also eligible for Ireland through his grandparents. He has also been playing for the Irish youth teams up until now.
With both the Three Lions and Ireland having competitive fixtures coming up in June, they could end this debate by playing him in a qualifier. However, it is still up to the player whether to accept the call up. England are in the driving seat as, according to the Mail, all he wants to hear from Hodgson is that he is in the former Liverpool boss’ long term plans.
With talent like the Villa ace’s, surely he will be involved for years if picked by Hodgson?