Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Obafemi Martins gets career back on track at Wolfsburg

Obafemi Martins has signed a four-year deal with VFL Wolfsburg despite prospective options with teams in England such as Arsenal, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur.

Martins decided for a change of country and league in order to help put his past behind him:

"This is a great chance for me to get my career back on track," he said.

"A lot of people said I should have stayed in England but my decision was purely on professional grounds and had nothing to do with financial sentiments.

"I had a wonderful time with the fans, players and management of Newcastle United but once I spoke to Wolfsburg, I saw a fresh start.

"Newcastle United will forever stay in my heart just like [his former club] Inter Milan but I have a whole lot of work to do now for Wolfsburg."

"I gave my all to the club and the fans know that, unfortunately things went awry on and off the pitch," he said.

"I have fond memories of Newcastle but now am settling down nicely to a new language, culture, team-mates and football.

"The Bundesliga is one of the strongest leagues in the world and I'm very happy to be playing for the German champions.

"I have faced challenges in the past but my coming here is to improve the club and compete professionally.

"We can do so much together for the benefit of the club and I feel elated having them as team-mates - the future looks very bright."

Best of luck to Martins at Wolfsburg.


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