Glasgow Rangers Boss, Gerrard, Excited to Sign Balogun

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Glasgow Rangers Boss, Gerrard, Excited to Sign Balogun
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Steven Gerrard, Glass Rangers coach has said that the club is excited to have acquired the services of Nigerian defender Leon Balogun.

Balogun, 32, sealed a one-year contract and an option for an extension with Rangers after exiting relegated English club Wigan Athletics.

He moves to Glasgow with massive experience from spells at Premiere League and German Bundesliga and spent last season at Wigan Athletic.

Injury to defender Niko Katic means he will provide the side with much needed defensive reinforcement.

Steven Gerrard Rangers gaffer said he is delighted to have signed the experienced Nigerian international who much needed defensive experience.

Gerrard said, “I am pleased to secure the signature of Leon. He is an experienced center half who will add strength and depth to our squad.

“His experience in the Premier League as well as his international pedigree strengthens our squad and will assist in the development of our young defenders.

“Leon has just finished a round of competitive fixtures with Wigan so will hit the ground running. He’s a positive and bright character and we are looking forward to his influence around the group”.

Sporting Director Ross Wilson added: “We quickly targeted Leon after adapting our transfer plan when Niko Katic suffered an injury a few weeks ago.

“We agreed terms with Leon shortly before going to France enabling Leon to give Wigan his full focus, particularly in the situation they found themselves in.

“Leon impressed Steven and I with his enthusiasm and excitement to join Rangers from the moment we first spoke whilst the staff at Brighton and Wigan couldn’t have spoken any higher about his personality and abilities.” he said.

Born in Germany, Balogun has 32 caps for Nigeria’s Super Eagles and played in all three of their matches at the 2018 World Cup.

He has represented clubs like Werder Bremen and Mainz in Germany, before he moved to Premier League Brighton in 2018, where he a featured less often.

Source: Brilla

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