West Ham interested in winter loan for Martins

West Ham interested in winter loan for Martins

MLS- Seattle Sounders

West Ham interested in winter loan for Martins

Obafemi Martins

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Much of the talk since the Seattle Sounders’ season ended has been about whether or not Clint Dempsey will secure an offseason loan, but he is not the only player on the squad that could make a potential move abroad this winter.

West Ham United have identified forward Obafemi Martins as a January loan target, according to a report from the Telegraph. The Hammers are keen on acquiring a forward during the winter transfer window and have added Martins to a list of options that also includes Diego Forlan and Diego Milito.

Martins previously played for current West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, who was in charge of Newcastle United when the Nigerian international scored 35 goals over the course of three years.

The 29-year-old striker could be keen on making a move until the start of the 2014 MLS season in March in order to stay fit and sharp ahead of Nigeria’s World Cup campaign next summer.

Martins scored eight goals and had four assists in 20 matches with Seattle in 2013.

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What do you think of West Ham being keen on acquiring Martins on a winter loan? Should Martins make the move? Think he is better off resting and starting the Sounders’ season fresh?

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