Thursday February 18th, 2016

Striker Obafemi Martins wrote a letter to Seattle Sounders fans after signing a contract to play for the Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League.

“Thank you Seattle,” Martins wrote. “Thank you for everything. Thank you for the memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for the endless love and support, during good times and bad. Thank you to my teammates and coaches for always believing in me.”

Read the full letter below:

SI's Grant Wahl reported the transfer fee in Martins' deal was worth $2 million.

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Martins finished his Sounders' career with 40 goals and 23 assists in his 72 regular season games over three seasons.

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