In yet another snub, Everton youngster, Ademola Lookman, who was born in England to parents from Nigeria, has dumped his home country to play for the English side.
The young footballer reportedly pledged his future to England after holding face-to-face talks with Under-21 head coach Aidy Boothroyd over stories linking him to Nigeria.
This comes weeks after Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr who is preparing his squad for next summer's Africa Cup of Nations said he 'wanted to change his mind so he can play for us as he will add something to our team'.
England Under-21 head coach Aidy Boothroyd confirmed on Tuesday evening the youngster who was part of the Under-20 squad that won the World Cup in 2017 has pledged his future to his birth country.
"Every time I see him I have a little joke with him about it,' said Boothroyd. 'I say: "Why would you want to leave us?"
'But he's very focused on England – that's what he tells me. He says he wants to play international football for England.'