Obafemi Martins has confirmed that he has joined Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua fro...
Obafemi Martins has confirmed that he has joined Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua from Msjor League Soccer club Seattle Sounders.
The Chinese club reportedly paid Sounders $2 million to the Sounders for Martins. The news of his move to the new haven of football stars broke days ago, but there was no confirmation from Martins and the two clubs.
But in a heartfelt message to Seattle Sounders, their fans and players on Thursday morning, Martins announced that he will be leaving for China.
“Thank you Seattle,” Martins wrote on a photograph of himself on his Twitter handle. He is in a Sounders shirt waving as if saying goodbye. “Thank you for everything. Thank you for memories that last a lifetime.
Martins has already pictured in South Korea, where Shenhua are preparing for the new season.Thanks to all who made these last three years an amazing experience. Seattle has a special place in my heart 💚💙 pic.twitter.com/qg3XxYRzbK— OBA MARTINS (@Obafemimartins) February 18, 2016
Martins was a big hit in Seattle, scoring 40 goals in 72 appearances for the Sounders.