Scottish Giants Glasgow Rangers Signs Nigerian Defender Leon Balogun

Scottish Premier League side Glasgow Rangers agrees deal to sign Nigerian defender Brighton defender Leon Balogun. Leon Balogun

The 32-year-old Super Eagles centre-back has signed a 2-year deal with Ibrox side now managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. Leon who spent his last 6-months in England down at Championship side Wigan helping them survive relegation.

Rangers had been in search of central back to replace its defender Niko Latic who sustained a cruciate knee damage during pre-season training.

Meanwhile, Leon Balogun says playing in the Premier League remains his biggest achievement and expressed gratitude to Brighton for giving him the opportunity.

The 2019 AFCON bronze medallist joined the Seagulls just before the 2018 World Cup, but struggled to break into the starting line-up.

He moved to Wigan on loan back in January because of lack of game time and the move was made permanent five months later, after impressive performances.

Leon Balogun wrote a farewell letter to the fans and management of Brighton & Hove Albion which he posted on his social media page on Thursday, he thanked everyone who made his stay at the club worthwhile.

“As things have finally come to an end on this strange season I’d like to say thank you @OfficialBHAFC & every soul involved for opening the door for me to Premier League football. I’ve felt at ‘home’ from the first second of my time with the Seagulls.
“Beating Man Utd in the Amex, having you guys singing my very own chant, playing at Anfield and of course scoring against Palace in front of YOU are memories I’ll carry with me forever. Thank you for making my time in your beautiful city a time I will never forget,” he posted on his handle.

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