LISTEN: Danny Murphy urges Declan Rice to choose England over Ireland

LISTEN: Danny Murphy urges Declan Rice to choose England over Ireland

The international future of Declan Rice is an intriguing scenario, as the West Ham midfielder looks to decide on whether to commit to England or Ireland.

The 20-year-old already has three Ireland caps to his name, all of which came during friendlies and spent his youth career playing for the young Ireland sides from U16 all the way up to U21.

It seemed as if Rice was set to commit his long-term future to the Boys In Green, but interest from the FA over him representing England have turned his head, having grown up and lived in England all his life.

With some excellent performances at the heart of the West Ham engine room, including during the 1-0 win over Arsenal at the weekend in which he scored the winning goal, Gareth Southgate will likely be even more keen to get him playing in white.

Defensive midfield is a role that is certainly up for grabs in the England side, with the current regulars being Jordan Henderson, Eric Dier and Harry Winks. Former Three Lions midfielder Danny Murphy, who earned nine caps for his country between 2001-2003, believes Rice should commit to playing for England now.

Listen below as Murphy makes his case for Rice to snub Ireland and switch allegiances in order to play in more major tournaments.


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