Shanghai Greenland Shenhua new signing, Obafemi Martins, will earn more than double his previous wages at Seattle Sounders, playing in the free-spending Chinese league, the Insider has learned.
Martins was due to make $3.m this season in Major League Soccer with Seattle Sounders if he stayed back, but will now collect $6.6m net at his new club in China.
The 31 year old forward deal is the still waiting to pass through FIFA’s transfer monitoring system and receipt of his international transfer certificate.
Recall that the Nigerian international recorded 40 goals and 23 assists in 72 appearances (66 starts) and was a two-time team MVP and 2014 Best XI selection in his three year stint in the MLS.
Martins joins the likes of Colombian striker Jackson Martinez, Ramires Ezequiel Lavezzi in a big money move to China.