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Grealish to choose Ireland over England?

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Villa's young starlet might opt for the boys in green if England don't come knocking.

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A massive choice lies ahead for one of the Aston Villa's brightest stars.

Birmingham-born winger Jack Grealish has emerged as one of the Premier League's brightest talents and if all goes well, looks set to boost a international team devoid of creativity. But which one?

Even though he was born in England, Jack has Irish ancestry. This is obviously a source of pride for the youngster, who has represented Ireland at a youth level, but could step up to the senior team almost as soon as he gives the thumbs up to Martin O'Neill's men.

But, seeing as Jack was born in England, he may feel as though he should represent the Three Lions. England might very well need a creative left-sided player in the future and can likely offer more chance of a international trophy than Ireland can, but it all depends on how soon they decide to show interest in Grealish (if ever).

If England don't decide to do something very soon, it would appear that Grealish will pledge his allegiance to the Emerald Isle. If Ciaran Clark, Shay Given and Roy Keane weren't enough, England's lack of interest might just push it.