Michael Obafemi has committed to playing for the Republic of Ireland at international level according to a statement issued by his representatives.

Martin O'Neill said yesterday that Obafemi would not travel to Denmark for the Nations League game with Denmark as he would allow the player more time to make up his mind on which country to commit to.

He said "there will be no real pressure on him to make that decision in the next couple of days."

But today Playerworks CSM, a football agency that represents Obafemi, released a statement on his behalf saying he has chosen Ireland over England and Nigeria.

It read: "Due to current speculation surrounding Michael Obafemi and as Michael's representatives, we would like to go on record to say that we are not in talks with either Nigeria or England, nor is it something we have ever pursued.

"Since Mark O'Toole spotted Michael early on, he, along with the other staff at Ireland, have given Michael a great opportunity, which he has enjoyed immensely.

"Michael was born in Ireland, so this is the country he naturally wants to play for.

"Martin O'Neill has shown great faith in Michael and he wants to repay that faith by helping the team achieve success.

"Michael is 100 per cent committed to Ireland and is looking forward to an exciting future with the national team."