Obafemi Martins signs new N4.1b one-year deal with Shanghai
Super Eagles’ former striker, Obafemi Martins, has extended his contract with Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, reports allnigeriasoccer.com
The former Inter Milan, Newcastle United and Wolfsburg star first penned a one-season deal with the Gregorio Manzano-led side, but will now stay with the club until the end of the 2017 season based on the new agreement.
Prior to yesterday’s clash with Changchun Yatai, Martins had averaged 0.5 goals per game (15 goals from 30 appearances) in the current season, and those stats played a key role in the club’s decision to activate the one year contract extension clause earlier inserted into his deal in February 2016.
The 32-year-old will pocket $9 million wages (equivalent of N4.1 billion) in the new deal that he signed, $2.4 million more than he was paid in 2016.
Martins has also represented Seattle Sounders, Rubin Kazan, Levante UD and Birmingham City.