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35-year-old Obafemi Martins replaces Ighalo at Shanghai Shenhua

Obafemi Martins
photo credit: shanghai shenhua

35-year-old striker Obafemi Martins has rejoined Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua after departing in 2018.

Martins scored 32 goals in 59 matches during his last spell between 2016 and 2018

Obafemi Martins will turn 36 in October. He will be hoping to make to return to action when Chinese Super League season resumes in July 25 with Shenhua facing reigning Champions Guangzhou Evergrande.

The Shanghai Club did not disclose the duration of Martins’ new contract, but he will replace fellow Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo who is on loan at Manchester United till next year.

The former Inter Milan, Newcastle United and Seattle Sounders forward was without a club last year following a series of hamstring injuries that kept him out of action.

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