July 5, 2022

Former Super Eagles forward Obafemi set to return to football

By Kick442.com
Obafemi Martins is expected to return to football with Shangai Shenua if a deal can be finalised | courtesy photo

Former Newcastle United and Nigerian international forward Martins Obafemi is set to make a comeback to football after being sidelined for months without a club, according to reports from Titan Sports.

The former Inter Milan and Portsmouth striker left Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua some months back, after sustaining a career-threatening injury.

The veteran Nigerian is set to make a return to football in the days ahead, with Shanghai Shenhua lining up a move for him.

Shenhua is looking to replace fellow Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo who joined Manchester United in the January transfer window on a loan deal, with United set on making the deal permanent.

The Chinese club has identified 35-year-old Martins as a suitable replacement for Ighalo and is set to bring him back to the club.

Martins proved his goal-scoring prowess in his previous stint with the club, bagging 32 goals in 59 games across all competitions. They are therefore in no doubt that he will be a good addition to their attacking compartment.

Martins Akinwumi Obafemi developed through the ranks of Ebedei in his native Nigeria, Reggiana and Inter Milan in Italy.

He spent five successful years with Inter Milan, making 136 appearances, scoring 49 goals and providing 12 assists, winning the Italian Serie A title, two Coppa Italia titles, and an Italian Super Cup.

He went on to spend three years with Newcastle United before moves to Wolfsburg, Rubin Kazan, Birmingham City, Levante, Seattle Sounders FC and Shanghai Shenhua.

The pacey and acrobatic striker represented the Super Eagles of Nigeria 42 times, scoring 19 goals.

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