Obafemi Martins Buys Out Contract, Joins Seattle Sounders

Obafemi Martins
Obafemi Martins

Super Eagles returnee striker, Obafemi Martins, has finally quit Spanish club Levante for Seattle Sounders in the MLS of the USA.

The 28-year-old Martins announced his transfer on his Tweeter handle @oba_martins Monday evening.

“Finally, I can now announce that I have just signed for Sounders FC. A big step to take in my career. it’s a big challenge but I’m ready,” said the much-travelled striker, who has been recalled to the Eagles for a World Cup qualifier against Kenya later this month.

“This is so difficult for me to do, but I really do love my fans. Levante fans are the best… I will always cherish the time I played here.

“I look forward to this new era in my career… I also look forward to meet my new teammates and the Sounders FC fans, my new family…”

He added: “I will like to thank Levante UD for giving me a great opportunity to play in one of the best leagues in the world…”

Sounders are believed to have paid off the striker’s get-out clause after a long-drawn negotiations with Levante.

‘Obagoal’ has also played in Italy (Inter Milan), England(Newcastle United, Birmingham City), Germany (Wolfsburg) and Russia (Rubin Kazan).

Source: This Day

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