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Martins heading to Russia

July 10, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Wolfsburg have confirmed Obafemi Martins is set to leave the club for Russian side Rubin Kazan.

Obafemi Martins
GettyImagesObafemi Martins was part of Nigeria's World Cup campaign

Martins, who joined Wolfsburg from Newcastle in 2009, has struggled for first-team football in the Bundesliga and will now move on.

A statement on the official Wolfsburg website read: "Obafemi Martins will leave Wolfsburg after only one year. All the formalities have not yet been ironed but, but the Nigerian World Cup participant will move to the Russian Premier Liga."

Martins told BBC Sport: "A new beginning, a new start in a new country promises so much of a challenge for me. I have to thank the fans of Wolfsburg, my former colleagues there and wish the club all the best for the future.

"I am joining a team of champions and I hope to bring my best to the club to make them even greater."