By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Super Eagles defender, Leon Aderemi Balogun has joined compatriot, Joe Aribo at Scottish Premier League, SPL side, Glasgow Rangers Football Club. www.kick442.com can report.
In a release on the club official social media handles and website, the 32-year-old defender was unveiled.
“RANGERS today is delighted to announce the signing of Nigerian international defender Leon Balogun”. The release read.
Balogun signed a one year deal for the club, with Rangers having an option for a further year.
Balogun, 32 arrives in Glasgow with experience both in the Premier League and German Bundesliga, and completed last season with Wigan Athletic.
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Although born in Germany, Balogun qualifies for Nigeria through his father, and has 32 caps to his name to date, and played in all three of their matches at the 2018 World Cup.
He has played for Werder Bremen and Mainz in Germany, before he switched to Premier League Brighton in 2018.
There, he netted in their derby win over Crystal Palace in December of that year, and then last season, he spent the second half of the campaign turning in impressive performances on-loan at Wigan.
He played a major role as they battled under incredible pressure to try and secure their safety in the Championship following their issues around ownership.
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