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Seattle Sounders signing Martins did not deserve to wear Levante shirt - Catalan

Levante sporting director Quico Catalan has hit out at Obafemi Martins following his move to Seattle Sounders.

The Nigerian striker departed the Spanish club to join the MLS outfit after activating his release clause of around $4.5million and his exit has been met with negativity by Catalan who feels the former Inter Milan and Newcastle United man did not deserve to remain a Levante player.

"When a player does not want to wear the shirt of Levante then he will not be selected," Catalan told

"We initially decided not to accept an offer, but Martins has deposited the money for the clause. We have seen the best that could have occurred, because the player has shown that he did not want nor did he deserve to wear this shirt.

"When you plan for a season, the hope is that you will have faith in it and run it till the end. I always say that things happen for good and what has happened is what has been destined to happen."

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