Nigeria International and Super Eagles striker, Obafemi Martins will be earning about $6.6 million annually in his new club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.
The former Seattle Sounders’ scorer moved to China last week after a successful season in the America Major League, MLS.
Martins, 31, was due to make $3.6 million this season in MLS. He will collect $6.6 million in China. The MLS salary, however, is before taxes, while the Chinese contract is the net figure per Washington Post’s Steven Goff.
The Sounders agreed to sell the Nigerian International to Shanghai last week. The Chinese club was awaiting the deal to pass through FIFA’s transfer monitoring system and receipt of his international transfer certificate. Which is believed to have occurred Tuesday.