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Obafemi Martins off to China

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Former Inter Milan striker and Nigeria goalie, Obafemi Martins has headed to China, his former club, Shanghai Shenhua for the second time.

Martins played for the club in the Chinese Super League between from 2016 to 2018.

Sources say he will his fellow country man, Odion Ighalo who is currently on a loan deal at Manchester United until 2021.

Martins, 34 left Seattle Sounders in 2015 scoring 32 goals in 59 appearances in all competitions for the Chinese giant after a successful time at the Hongkou Football Stadium giants’ in the Chinese FA Cup in 2017.

The goal runner was out of the radar due to a long term injury.

“After my career-threatening injury in China, many people advised me to quit, but I told myself I still have a lot to offer the beautiful game,” he told Goal. “Football is my life; I eat, drink and sleep football so I don’t see any reason to call time on something that makes me happy.

“I’m 34, but I feel like a teenager, and with this sensation, I can still play for any big team across the world. I’m thankful for what I have achieved in football but I thirst for more.

“That desire is still there, the desire to score more goals and win more titles. For my next move, I have got offers from the United States, China and Saudi Arabia but I will only move when I see the right bargain.”

In international football, Martins scored on his Nigeria debut in May 2004, against the Republic of Ireland, and ended his Super Eagles career with 18 goals from 42 appearances.

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