After the exit of Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua, former Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins is set to replace the football star.

According to Chinese outlet Titan Sport Plus, Ighalo who went to Manchester United on loan may be replaced by his fellow Nigerian.

Martins left the Shanghai outfit in 2018 after suffering a hamstring injury, and he is now set to return to the club as a replacement for his compatriot who is said to be nearing a permanent deal at Manchester United.

The 35-year-old scored 20 goals across all competitions for Shanghai Shenhua and won the FA Cup in 2017, during his first stint in China.