Obafemi Martins Shanghai Shenhua China.
Obafemi Martins surely must be among the top 3 richest Nigerian footballers of all time.The man has had so many transfers,and when you think of the signing on fees alone,thats a whole lot of money.His latest move is the biggest of all into the lucrative world of Chinese football.And the scary thing is Obafemi is still at a young enough age to make another move after this.He is only 31 years old(Oct 28 1984)
The Super Eagles striker, who last week confirmed his transfer from Seattle Sounders of
U.S.A to Shanghai Shenhua of China will reportedly earn $6.6 million per year after tax at his new chinese club. Martins was on $3 million a year at Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders, but after he has paid tax, he took home about $2 million.
And now according to Steven Goff of the Washington Post , the Nigerian who scored 40 goals and 23 assists in three seasons with the Sounders will earn a mouth-watering $6.6million annually more than double of what he was earning while playing in America.
Martins has already joined his new club, which will open the Super League season March 5. He has played for Inter Milan (Italy), Levante (Spain), Wolfsburg (Germany), Newcastle United, Birmingham City (England) and Rubin Kazan (Russia).