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OFFICIAL: Nigeria international Leon Balogun joins Rangers

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international has officially joined Rangers, signing a one-year deal with the Scottish outfit with an option for a further year.

Balogun had spent the second half of last season in the EFL Championship at Wigan Atheltic on loan from Brighton.

The 32-year-old made 10 starts for Wigan in the Championship last season as the club was relegated to League One.

Following his signature for Rangers, the Light Blues‘ manager Steven Gerrard was full of praise for Balogun and expects the centre-back to add more experience to his side.

Leon Balogun
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“I am pleased to secure the signature of Leon,” Gerrard said. “He is an experienced centre 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,” he added.

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