Martins Close To $12 million Contract Extension

Reports emanating from Major League Soccer, MLS side, Seattle Sounders suggests out-of-favour Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Obafemi Martins is on the verge of signing an improved two-year contract extension worth $12 million.

The contract of the former Levante forward will expire at the end of the year, Sounders striker Obafemi Martins will likely be staying in Seattle with a deal worth $6 million a year, which is more than double his current wage, according to a report.

The increase in wage will make the former Inter Milan of Italy forward the eighth highest paid designated player from the ninth-highest designated player he is at present.

He is enjoying himself in the MLS, with 13 league goals so far and five regular season matches still to go.

Martins has been invaluable to his club this year in a number of ways, as he and Robbie Keane are the only MLS players in the top ten in both goals and assist.

He only recently helped Seattle clinch the US Open Cup.

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