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Obafemi Martins completes Chinese Super League switch

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.

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.