After WolfsburgÂ Â completed the signing of Obafemi Martins from Newcastle, with the player agreeing a four-year contract with the Bundesliga outfit after passing a medical, the Nigerian striker is gearing up for the challenge of playing for the German league champions, who are playing in this seasonâ€™s Champions League
Obafemi makes the move for an undisclosed fee and arrives in Wolfsburg just a week before they begin the defence of the Bundesliga title they won last season.
â€œHe is just the type of player that we were looking for to complement Grafite and Edin Dzeko,â€ said the Wolvesâ€™ coach Armin Veh.
â€œHe is not only quick, but he has also proven how dangerous he is in front of goal.â€
Martins was keen on the move when he first learnt of Wolfsburgâ€™s interest and he is looking forward to getting the chance to gain experience in his third European league after previously representing Inter Milan in Serie A.
â€œI am delighted the transfer has gone through,â€ he said. â€œThe Bundesliga is one of the strongest leagues in the world and I am happy to be able to play for the defending Bundesliga champions.
â€œThis is going to be a great challenge because we are also playing in the Champions Leagueâ€, said Martins.â€
One of his main challenges is going to be to force his way into the Wolfsburg attack.
Dzeko and Grafite scored a league record 54 goals between them last season, but as Veh explained, Martins will not necessarily be taking one of their places in his team.
â€œSince he can also be used out wide, we now have more possibilities to play with two or three strikers,â€ he said.
â€œFor his young age, he has already gained lots of experience in Italy and England and he also knows the Champions League.â€
Martins could make his debut next Friday night when Wolfsburg host Stuttgart at the VW-Arena in the opening fixture of the new Bundesliga season.