Martins Asked To Forfeit 'Release Clause' In Contract!

Last updated : 25 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
The Nigerian striker signed in the summer of 2006 in a £10million move from Inter Milan.

Currently playing in the African Nations Cup, he has six goals in 15 Premier League starts this season.

The 23-year-old has three-and-a-half years of his current deal left, but Mike Ashley has offered a two-year extension to his contract and a 50 per cent wage rise to £90,000-a-week. Owen is on £105,000 per week.

As part of the deal Martins has reportedly agreed to forfeit a £13m release clause.