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Southgate axes Grealish from England Euro 2024 squad

England manager Gareth Southgate has omitted Jack Grealish from his final 26-man squad for the European Championship this summer, according to Sky Sports.

Grealish missed a chunk of the season through injury. He managed only ten Premier League starts last term, registering only three goals and an assist.

Despite his poor season, the former Aston Villa winger was eager to impress Southgate, reportedly joining England training early following City’s FA Cup final match.

However, Southgate has opted for other options. Harry Maguire, James Maddison, Curtis Jones and Jarell Quansah have also been axed.

Maguire, a trusted lieutenant in Southgate’s squad, has not been able to get fit for the tournament and concedes his position.

Maddison has acknowledged that his form in the second half of the season was poor, but still admitted that he was gutted by Southgate’s decision to drop him.

Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite and Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford are also likely to miss out.

Southgate has until Friday night, after England’s final warm-up match against Iceland, to finalise his squad from the initial 33 players announced last week.

England kick off their Euro 2024 campaign against Serbia on June 16 before facing Denmark and Slovenia on June 20 and 25.

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