Glenn Whelan: Midfielder had offers from abroad before choosing Hearts | Football News |

Glenn Whelan: Midfielder had offers from abroad before choosing Hearts | Football News |

Glenn Whelan: Midfielder had offers from abroad before choosing Hearts | Football News |

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Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan wants to play for his country at Euro 2020, should they qualify

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan wants to play for his country at Euro 2020, should they qualify

Hearts and Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan admits he had offers from clubs abroad before moving to Hearts to boost his chances of playing at Euro 2020.

Whelan was released by Aston Villa following their promotion to the Premier League in the summer, before subsequently joining Hearts on a one-year-contract in August after deliberating about a move abroad.

The 35-year-old admitted he consulted Ireland manager Mick McCarthy before deciding which team to join in an effort to prolong his international career.

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