Chinese Super league giants Shanghai Shenhua has changed completed signing of Newcastle and Super Eagles attacker.
The Nigerian striker will replace Odion Ighalo who is at Manchester United on loan
– Odion Ighalo has been impressive for Manchester United this season
After more than two years that he last played any competitive football, Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins has rejoined Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.
Shanghai Shenhua has announced the signing of former Nigeria international striker, Obafemi Martins (35), as replacement for Odion Ighalo, whose loan deal with Manchester United was extended till January 31, 2021. .@felele247 .@My_TeamFC pic.twitter.com/q5KyCBAghO
— Brigadier General Taye Hassan Adigun (@taye007) July 15, 2020
At the age of 35, fans would have been expecting the former Super Eagles star to announce his retirement, but Obafemi Martins is not yet done with football.
Obafemi Martins was last involved in a professional game in April 2018 for Shanghai Shenhua where he scored 32 goals in 59 games in what was an incredible record.
But last year, Obafemi Martins was unable to play any game at all because of the career threatening injury he sustained.
Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua did not reveal the nature of the contract Obafemi Martins signed for them, but he will be a replacement for Odion Ighalo who is on loan at Manchester United.
Odion Ighalo was expected to return to China in May, but the Nigerian wants to finish the ongoing Premier League season with Manchester United.