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Villa winger Grealish set to snub England for Republic of Ireland berth

Aston Villa teenage winger Jack Grealish is set to turn down England and declare for the Republic of Ireland. Earlier this week Grealish, capped by Ireland at under-21 level, signed a new four-year deal with Villa .

It is understood Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill met with Grealish and his father in September and was happy for a decision to wait until the player's club future had been settled.

His grandfather comes from Gort in County Wicklow and, after the Republic's 1-1 draw in Tuesday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Germany, he tweeted: "Come on you boys in green."

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