Aston Villa starlet Ciaran Clark approached by Republic of Ireland

28 September 2010 06:32
Ciaran Clark, Aston Villa's London-born central defender, has been approached to play for the Republic of Ireland.

Clark, 20, who has captained the England under-20 team, qualifies to play for the Republic through his grandmother.

Approach: Clarke (right) with Villa team-mate Steve Sidwell

Despite already playing for England at youth level, FIFA rules still allow him to switch allegiance and play for the Republic.

He is currently considering the offer from the Football Association of Ireland.

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Source: Daily_Mail