OFFICIAL: Obafemi Martins Joins Vfl Wolfsburg From Newcastle United

The Nigerian has swapped the Premier League for the Bundesliga...
Obafemi Martins has moved from Newcastle United to German champions VfL Wolfsburg today for a reported £9 million fee, signing a four-year contract, with the move confirmed on the Bundesliga club's official website.

The deal was agreed between the clubs yesterday, with personal terms being ratified today.

Martins joined the Toon from Italian giants Inter three years ago for £10 million. He scored 35 goals in over 80 games for the Magpies in his time at St James' Park.

Wolfsburg coach Armin Veh was pleased to gave snapped up a player whom he thinks will complement the forwards already at the club.

"This is exactly the type of player we were looking for to have at the club in addition to Grafite and Edin Dzeko," the coach said. "We now have the opportunity to use a two or three-pronged attack."

Zack Wilson, Goal.com