Former Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins has signed for Levante
Former Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins has joined Levante on a two-year contract after leaving Rubin Kazan.
Last Updated: 15/09/12 10:40pm
Martins recently cancelled his contract with Russian side Rubin ahead of schedule and has now secured a move to Spain.
The Nigerian had been linked with a loan move to West Bromwich Albion in the summer, but is looking forward to a fresh start with Levante.
"The team is doing well and I hope to play well with them," Martins told the Spanish media.
"It is not right to say that I will score a certain number of goals, but I am here and I hope to score many.
"I spoke with [sporting director] Manolo [Salvador] and since then all I wanted was to join Levante."
Following the sale of Arouna Kone to Wigan Athletic, Levante had been searching for a new striker and had been hoping to sign Lassad Nouioui before the Tunisian joined Celtic amid much consternation within the Primera Liga club.