Rangers FC has made a significant move in their summer transfer activities by securing the return of defender Leon Balogun on a one-year deal.
This marks the seventh signing for the Scottish Premiership club, reinforcing their squad ahead of the new season.
Balogun, a seasoned player for the Super Eagles, rejoins Rangers after his departure from Queens Park Rangers (QPR).
His return comes at a crucial time for the team, as young talent Leon King is sidelined due to an unfortunate ankle injury.
The acquisition of Balogun adds strength and experience to Rangers’ defensive line.
At 35 years old, the Nigerian international brings a wealth of knowledge and an impressive track record to the team.
Expressing his joy at rejoining the club, Balogun described it as “coming home.”
Despite leaving last summer due to a non-renewed contract, he maintained a strong bond with both the team and the city of Glasgow.
The defender expressed gratitude for the support and affection he received from friends he made during his previous tenure at Rangers.
Balogun’s signing is a significant boost for Rangers. His previous contributions were vital in securing both the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup titles.
With his arrival coinciding with the team’s training camp in Germany, Balogun has wasted no time integrating with his new teammates.
The training camp presents an ideal opportunity for the defender to familiarize himself with the team’s tactics, enhance his fitness levels, and build synergy with his defensive partners.
The Rangers manager and coaching staff have high expectations from Balogun, understanding that settling for second place is not an option for the ambitious club.
Acknowledging the pressure to perform, Balogun stated,
“I know what people are going to say very quickly if we are not performing.”
With his determination and commitment, he aims to make a significant contribution to the team’s success and help maintain their winning momentum.
Rangers FC has undoubtedly made a shrewd move in securing the return of Leon Balogun.
As the new season approaches, fans eagerly anticipate the positive impact he will have on the team’s defensive solidity and their quest for glory.