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Great news for Kerry football as David Clifford is set to stay on home soil

There has been plenty of speculation surrounding the 18-year-old’s future of late.

Clifford bagged 4-4 in this year's All-Ireland minor final.
Clifford bagged 4-4 in this year's All-Ireland minor final.
Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

THERE’S BEEN PLENTY of talk over the last few weeks about Kerry wonderkid David Clifford and what the future holds for him.

The Fossa star truly lived up to his billing as one of the most talented minors in history, as he bagged 4-4 in a glittering performance in his side’s All-Ireland minor final win.

He’s drawn serious attention of late for his remarkable shooting displays, and since that devastating performance, speculation and rumours of a move to the AFL have intensified.

The Irish Examiner is reporting this morning that he’s turned down the chance to move to Australia however, and is staying put after talks with Eamonn Fitzmaurice.

The Kerry senior manager recently agreed to stay on in the role as the county launched a three-year plan that will focus on the young talent in the county.

And according to this morning’s reports, the 18-year-old wants to break into the Kingdom’s senior side rather than head Down Under.

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