Departed Shanghai Shenhua striker Odion Ighalo has been replaced by his countryman Obafemi Martins, the club had announced.

Ighalo, on loan at Manchester United, left a void at Shanghai which seems to now be filled.

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Obafemi has been out of action for two years, battling with a knee injury and has been recalled by his former employers.

The 35-year old turns 36 in October. He scored 32 goals in 59 appearances in his first spell at Shanghai.

And he is on course to replicate his form as the Chinese super league is set to start on July 25th.

Martins, better known in his native Nigeria for his acrobatic celebration has played for both Inter and Newcastle.

He will have the opportunity to bring his career back to life as they take on champions Guangzhou Evergrande on the opening day.


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