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Jack Grealish chooses England over Republic of Ireland

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Jack Grealish has finally put an end to the speculation over his international future by committing to the English national team.

Villa's young superstar was born in England but has represented the Republic of Ireland since the Under-15 level, qualifying via his Irish grandparents. However the 20 year-old has refused a series of call-ups to the senior Ireland side from Martin O'Neill which would have committed his future to the team and has been in contact with Roy Hodgson.

Apparently the England manager's persuasive skills paid off as he has secured the youngster for the Three Lions. There's been some speculation that he'll be named in the squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania, with the players due to be named on Thursday.

With England having already qualified for the tournament, Hodgson may be looking to experiment and with the current lack of central midfield talent in the side, it could be a perfect time for him to make a first impression on England fans.

What do you think? Is this the right move for Grealish or will the media storm that swirls around the England side be harmful for his development at Villa?