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March 13, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Obafemi Martins tells BBC he’s just waiting to get his visa before officially signing

We’re still waiting for Sounders FC’s signing of Obafemi Martins to become official, but there’s reason to think it could be very soon.

The veteran forward recently caught up with BBC Sport, where he says in reference to leaving Spain’s Levante UD for Seattle, “It’s great to finally get it sorted out.”

Martins paid the buyout clause of nearly $4 million in his contract with the Spanish club on Monday. According to the BBC story, the Nigerian international was set to leave for Seattle on Tuesday, but will now get his visa first before coming stateside to complete the signing.

The Sounders pursuit of Martins has been ongoing for several weeks.

“Hopefully I can bring something to the table, I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in some good squads before in my career and I will do my very best for the club,” he told BBC.

“I’m still very ambitious, still hungry for lots of success so hopefully I can contribute a lot at Sounders and I hope it goes well.”

A lot of the Martins news was covered Monday, including the news of his buyout, his welcome messages on Twitter, and reaction to the imminent move from general manager Adrian Hanauer (here) and coach Sigi Schmid (here).

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