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17th Aug 2015

GIF: Wonderkid Obafemi Martins shows why he’s football’s next superstar for Seattle Sounders

One to look out for

Ben Kiely

This kid’s going to go far.

If you didn’t know before, you know now. Seattle Sounders starlet Obafemi Martins is poised to set the world alight.

The Nigerian youngster is already being touted as the next big football superstar to emerge from the hot prospect conveyor belt known as the MLS. He showed during his side’s 4-0 demolition of world footballing behemoths Orlando City that he fully deserves the label of the “next Lionel Messi”.

Whizzkid Martins cropped up with two sublime goals during the well-worked victory. The first coming after a wonderful one-two split open the defence, allowing Martins to use his youthful, quick legs to dart inside the box and apply the finish.

Martins used phenomenal trickery to grab his second of the game, casually dinking the ball over the keeper to himself before tapping the ball over the line.

No doubt that after his latest performance, the Wengers and the Guardiolas are out there sniffing about to see if Seattle would be willing to part with their wonderkid striker.

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