Alex Livesey

It's officially official: Sounders sign Obafemi Martins

The Nigerian international is on a plane bound for Seattle and will be on Saturday's gameday roster.

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Sounders blaze new trail in acquiring Martins

Seattle Sounders FC did something MLS clubs do not do - acquired a player that a team from a major European league did not want them to get.

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Video: Obafemi Martins meets Seattle media

Well, he's really here. Listen to what Obafemi Martins had to say about his journey and his new team.

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Obafemi Martins eligible to play vs. Timbers

Just a little more than 24 hours before facing their biggest rival, the Sounders are set to add their third Designated Player.

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Obafemi Martins tweets he is on his way to Seattle

Another little energy boost from the Nigerian striker.

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Martins says he's staying in Spain to get Visa

Nigerian striker tells the BBC that the move is essentially completed and that he should join Sounders shortly.

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Sigi & Adrian caution deal not quite done

General Manager Adrian Hanauer was not willing to confirm an Obafemi Martins signing, but came quite close.

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Obafemi Martins says he's signed with Sounders

Obafemi Martins sends out a Tweet confirming that he has signed with the Sounders, who have yet to formally confirm the many reports.

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Martins transfer full of international intrigue

Although Martins seems to want to make the move and the Sounders are still interested, there appear to be complications that are causing the delay.

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Martins seems to think transfer still alive

One way or another, it appears the Obafemi Martins-transfer saga will be settled next week, but Levante is telling reporters that the Sounders have dropped out of the bidding.

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Martins transfer reportedly on hold til Monday

There are no indications that the Sounders have ended their pursuit of Martins, but reports out of Spain suggest Levante is attempting to drag this out as long as possible.

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Martins: Transfer to Sounders almost done

Assuming there are no more complications, the final papers are expected to be signed on Saturday.

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Report: Martins & Sounders agree on contract terms

While the deal between Martins, Levante, Sounders and MLS is not done yet it is quite close according to Plaza Deportiva.

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Martins will join Sounders 'with a little luck'

Seattle Sounders GM/owner Adrian Hanauer spoke to a large media contingent after practice Tuesday at Starfire. During the conversation he talked on the record about the club's quest to acquire Obafemi Martins, which could happen soon.

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Report: Martins transfer to Sounders "imminent"

Via Terra.com we learn that Martins told Radio Cadena SER Valencia that he has a contract offer from the Seattle Sounders and could even leave Levante this weekend.

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Obafemi Martins' transfer fee reportedly 4 M$

According to one report Martins has a release clause set at roughly four million dollars.

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Sounders official in Spain to woo Martins

If the Sounders can get Martins signed now, there's still plenty of time to bring him in before the close of the current transfer window.

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