Obafemi Martins rejoins Shanghai Shenhua

Obafemi Martins rejoins Shanghai Shenhua
Obafemi Martins

by Bertin Basson

Thursday Jul 16, 2020. 09:07

Obafemi Martins has rejoined Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua.

The former Nigeria international shared the news via his official Instagram page on Wednesday. It is reported that the 35-year-old striker was brought back to the club as a direct replacement for fellow countryman Odion Ighalo.

Ighalo signed an extension at Manchester United until 2021 after impressing head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in his first few months on-loan at Old Trafford.

Martins was a free agent after leaving Shenhua who he previously played for between 2016 and 2018, during which period he scored 32 goals in 59 appearances for the club.

The former Inter and Newcastle United forward has played professionally on three continents having also spent time at Major League Soccer (MLS) club Seattle Sounders.

Martins scored 18 goals in 42 appearances for the Super Eagles and last played international football five years ago.

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