Seattle - Striker Obafemi Martins has thanked fans of Major
League Soccer club Seattle Sounders after joining Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
Martins is grateful for three years in the US league and
said the club has a place in his heart.
"After significant reflection, I have decided to join
Shanghai Shenhua FC of the CSL," Martins tweeted on Thursday.
“Thanks to all who made these last three years an amazing
experience. Seattle has a special place in my heart.”
Also read: Martins still in contention to retain MLS Goal of the Year Award
The 31-year-old has also played for Inter Milan in Italy, Newcastle
United and Birmingham in England and VfL Wolfsburg in Germany.
Martins joins former Chelsea and Newcastle striker Demba Ba and
a host of high-profile foreign imports to have relocated to China in the past
few weeks, including Ivorian striker Gervinho, Brazilian midfielders Alex
Teixeira and Ramires, and Colombian striker Jackson Martinez.For
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