Close button
The Guardian
Email YouTube Facebook Instagram Twitter WhatsApp

Chinese club moves to replace injured Martins

Related

Obafemi Martins

Shanghai Shenhua are heavily linked with a move for former Chelsea striker Demba Ba as replacement for Obafemi Martins who is expected to spend a minimum of six months on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery in London.

According to News Express, Shanghai Shenhua are planning to re-sign the former Senegal international when the transfer window opens for business on June 18, 2018.

Ba was on the books of Shanghai Shenhua for two and a half years, scoring a remarkable 29 goals in 37 appearances, before transferring to Turkish Super Lig outfit Göztepe in the January transfer window.

x

But the major stumbling block to the striker rejoining Shanghai Shenhua is that his former club Besiktas are also interested in his services this summer when he becomes a free agent.

Meanwhile, Martins was initially supposed to undergo surgery in Spain or the United States before he chose the United Kingdom.

The Nigeria international does not have a Spanish visa in his passport but has a British visa and has undergone major operations in the UK, so Shanghai Shenhua decided to go for that option especially as the attacker is a friend of the chief surgeon.

Martins, who has notched four goals in seven games this term, will not return to action until next season.


Receive News Alerts on Whatsapp: +2348136370421

No comments yet