Obafemi Martins tries a surprising come back

Obafemi Martins returned to Shanghai a year after departure. The 35-year-old Nigerian striker is set to sign another contract with Shanghai Shenhua, where he played between 2016 and 2018. Under Choi Kang-hee, he is expected to replace Odion Ighalo as Kim Shin-wook’s substitute.

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Obafemi Martins during Shanghai Shenhua training

True PES star, Obafemi Martins (35) had stopped football in 2018. He will put on his crampons since he is about to join his former club Shanghai Shenhua, in China.

Obafemi Martins. This name should remind you of your youth. Indeed, if Inter Milan was a team to choose in the video game Pro Evolution Soccer, it was not only for the Brazilian beast Adriano. Obafemi Martins, the Nigerian, is one of the most popular players in Konami’s games. Physically intractable, the attacker had a stroke with a surgical ball and above all an absolutely crazy rush, allowing him to make holes in any defense.

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Today, the former interior designer is 35 years old. He had retired from football for more than two years after spending time in Levante, the United States (Seattle Sounders) and China (Shanghai Shenhua). But the Lagos native will put on his crampons and not just for charity matches. Indeed, he has just landed in China to join his ex club.

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It is the Chinese media Titan Sports which announces, relayed by Sky Italia, Obafemi Martins is about to engage with the Shanghai Shenhua. The supporters of this club remember this very well since he had scored a whopping 32 goals in 59 games between 2016 and 2018, with a ratio of more than one goal every two games. He comes to replace Odion Ighalo, loaned to Manchester United and he will find in his club Stephan El Shaarawy, loaned by AS Roma. And these are all our memories that go back to our memories!

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