Major League Side, Seattle Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey has said Obafemi Martins’ transfer to China has not been finalised.
The GM also confirmed that Martins was not with the club at their training camp in Walnut, California, and that there was interest in the Nigerian forward from a Chinese club.
Lagerwey said, “It could take a while to have that resolved. And there’s really nothing we can add at this point.”
He said that the club should be able to confirm more details in the coming days of the Nigerian’s move to China.
“We’ll do what we need to do, we have contingency plans. If that third DP spot opens up, it gives us a lot more roster flexibility and the ability to implement our long-term vision for this team,” he said.
All of this makes Martins’ departure sound rather certain, but Lagerwey dangled the possibility that the deal could fall through, “If it doesn’t, then we’ll have Obafemi Martins back and that’ll be a good thing, too.