Nigeria international Obafemi Martins has signed a new two-year deal with his Major League Soccer club, Seattle Sounders, which has seen the striker move up to 8th on the payment ladder which makes him one of the most paid in the whole league.
The former Inter Milan player who before the new deal was on $1.7million a year has seen his earnings doubled to $3.4 million per annum just slightly below New York Red Bull’s Tim Cahill who gets paid $3.6million.
Martins is having the best scoring season of his career and is on his way to double-digit assists in a team that boasts of other star-studded players like American Clint Dempsey
After stints in some of the major clubs across Europe which includes Inter Milan and Newcastle FC, Martins moved to the US last year and had declared his desire to stay in Seattle despite claims they other teams were want his services.
TOP TEN HIGHEST PAID PLAYERS IN MLS (Washington Post)
1. Michael Bradley, Toronto FC: $6 million
2. Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC: $6 million
3. Clint Dempsey, Seattle Sounders: $4.91 million
4. Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy: $4.5 million
5. Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy: $4.25 million
6. Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls: $3.75 million
7. Tim Cahill, New York Red Bulls: $3.5 million
8. Obafemi Martins, Seattle Sounders: $3.4 million
9. Marco Di Vaio, Montreal Impact: $2.5 million,
10. Pedro Morales, Vancouver Whitecaps: $2.19 million