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Shanghai Shenhua sign Obafemi Martins

Nemanja Lazarevic in MLS, Transfer News & Rumours 15 Feb 2016

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Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua have completed the signing of Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins from Seattle Sounders, according to BBC Sport.

The Nigerian has reportedly agreed a multi-million dollar contract with the Chinese giants, thus becoming yet another high-profile footballer to move to China this winter.

Martins, who had been linked with a return to English Premier League in January, joins former Chelsea striker Demba Ba at Shanghai.

The 31-year-old has spent last three years in Major League Soccer, making a total of 80 appearances for Seattle Sounders and scoring 40 goals in the process.

Martins had previously represented the likes of Inter Milan, Newcastle United, Wolfsburg, Rubin Kazan, Birmingham and Levante, and has now secured a lucrative deal with the Chinese Super League side.

The highly rated forward recently ended his exile from the Nigeria national team, making substitute appearances in the 2018 World Cup qualifying double header vs Swaziland.

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Working as editor-in-chief at Soccernews.com, Nemanja Lazarevic is responsible for organising and managing the team of writers to ensure the content produced on the site meets high industry standards and remains interesting to our readers. As our go-to guy for the football transfer news, he uses an extensive experience in the industry to dig up latest transfer stories from local sources.

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