28 February 2013

Nigeria: Obafemi - I'm Not Happy in Spain

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Nigeria Super Eagles' forward, Obafemi Martins

Levante striker Obafemi Martins says he wants to leave for MLS side Seattle Sounders as a move would be in the best interests of all concerned.

Obafemi, 28, told Spanish radio station Cadena SER that he was not happy with life at the La Liga club and had already spoken with the Sounders about joining them ahead of the start of the new MLS season in early March.

"I am not happy at Levante," Martins said. "I have spoken about this with the club. It is not about money, but something which is not being fulfilled. I want to go. [The Sounders] have spoken with me, and made me a good offer. I have discussed it with Levante and am waiting on their reply."

Levante are not keen to sell Obafemi, who has scored nine goals in 25 games this season, for anything less than the €3 million release clause within the contract signed when he joined on a free transfer from Russian club Rubin Kazan last summer. The club used its official twitter account on Tuesday to state this view.

"Levante are not going to negotiate the exit of any player at this moment and if an offer arrives it must meet the release clause," said the tweet.

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