Leon Balogun, Super Eagles defender, joins Scottish side Rangers

Leon Balogun, Super Eagles defender, joins Scottish side Rangers

- Leon Balogun has completed a one year move to Scottish side Rangers

- The club took to their website to announce the signing of the Nigerian defender

- Balogun recently left English club Wigan after they were relegated

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Nigeria international Leon Balogun has finally completed a big move to Scottish giants Rangers according to the latest development by the club on their website.

This latest development will be great news for Nigerian football lovers who have been worried about the future of Balogun.

Balogun recently left English club Wigan after their relegation to the third division in England thereby becoming a free agent.

The 32-year-old also had a troubled time at Brighton where he was unable to command regular playing time which guided his exit.

Rangers are currently concerned over the injury of Nikola Katic who is facing months on the sidelines and Balogun would be a good replacement now.

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They have turned their attention to Balogun and a deal has been reached as the club won't need to pay any side for his signature.

The 32-year-old will now try to put his career back on track with Rangers who will be playing in the Champions League next season.

Playing in the Champions League would be great for Balogun.

Lack of active playing time and loss of form affected Balogun which made Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, drop him for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

However, Balogun has played 32 games for the Super Eagles and he is expected to get a call up back to the three-time African champions.

Leon Balogun, Super Eagles defender, linked with move to Scottish side Rangers

Leon Balogun, Super Eagles defender, linked with move to Scottish side Rangers. Photo Credit: Getty
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles defender Balogun took to his official twitter account to announce his departure from English club Wigan Athletic after they relegated to the third division.

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Wigan suffered the consequences of going into administration as the League chiefs deducted 12 points from them last season in the championship.

The club however found themselves at the bottom of the second division and they were unable to escape relegation at the end of the season.

Years back, Portsmouth were also punished for a similar issue and they have been struggling ever since then to come to the topflight.

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