Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins, popularly called Obagoal, will enjoy one of his biggest pay days when he joins Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua as he will pocket twice what he was earning at MLS side Seattle Sounders.
The 31-year-old striker was on $3 million at Seattle Sounders, making him the second highest earner at the MLS club behind US international Clint Dempsey, but half of that was dedicated to tax.
“Martins will earn between 3 and 4 million US dollars in China and this will be free of any taxes,” a source specially disclosed.
It was further gathered that the former Newcastle United star has agreed a year’s deal with Shanghai Shenhua with an option for another year.
The club had finished sixth last season in the Chinese Super League last season.