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Obafemi Martins completes Chinese Super League switch

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Posted on February 19, 2016

Obafemi Martins

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Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins has announced his departure to the Chinese Super League via his official Twitter account.

Obafemi Martins has become the latest big-name signing to join the Chinese Super League, after Shanghai Shenhua secured his services from Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders.

https://twitter.com/Obafemimartins/status/700124273843679232

Martins joined Seattle in March 2013 from La Liga outfit Levante UD for a reported $4 million fee, and won the 2014 U.S. Open Cup under the leadership of Sigi Schmid.

The international is entering the twilight of his career, and the financially-lucrative move should come as no surprise.

The 31-year-old joins Freddy Guarín, Demba Ba and Avraam Papadopoulos at the Shanghai-based club.

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