Sunday, October 1, 2023

Balogun Joins Rangers On One Year Contract

Rangers have announced Leon Balogun has returned to the club.

The central defender signed a one-year deal with the Gers , subject to international clearance.

Manager Michael Beale has previously spoken of his desire to add experience to his squad, with Balogun certainly bringing that, both as a member of Beale’s playing squad but also as a leader around the dressing room.

Balogun had an excellent two years from 2020-2022 at Ibrox, contributing to the delivery of title number 55 in 2021, the Scottish Cup in 2022 and the run to the Europa League final also in 2022.

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He has spent the last year at QPR, and also has Bundesliga pedigree having had spells with Hannover 96, Werder Bremen, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Mainz 05, Premier League experience with Brighton and Hove Albion, and international honours with Nigeria, including at a World Cup and an African Cup of Nations.

He becomes the seventh signing of the summer for Beale, and speaking after his arrival at the team’s training camp in Germany, Balogun commented: “I am just excited to be honest, it is still a bit unreal but it is very real, so I am just really really happy to be back at Rangers – it feels like coming home.”

“Since I have left, I have always felt a lot of appreciation and love from friends I have made in Glasgow and around the club and now that I am back it is nice to say the least.

“I know second is no option, I know what people are going to say very quickly if we are not performing so it is time to get to work, put our best foot forward and make sure we get the results that we need.”

This article was updated 3 months ago


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