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