Rangers reward Nigeria star Balogun with new deal

Rangers reward Nigeria star Balogun with new deal
Leon Balogun (R) of Rangers in action

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Apr 10, 2021. 12:00

Nigeria international Leon Balogun has signed a new contract with Scottish Premiership champions Rangers FC.

The towering central defender’s previous deal with the Gers was set to expire at the end of the current campaign, but the club decided to hand him a new contract which he signed.

“Rangers are today delighted to announce Nigerian internationalist Leon Balogun has extended his contract with the club, keeping him at Ibrox until the summer of 2022,” a club statement read.

Balogun, who recently helped Rangers clinch their maiden Scottish Premiership title since 2011, explain why he extended his stay at the Glasgow-based giants.

“Today is a very happy day and a very proud day announcing my contract has been extended for another year,” Balogun said.

“I am proud to be a part of this amazing club and I felt that pretty early on I had fallen in love with the club and the working environment, the way the players and the management staff work and the way the club is a big family, I am happy and proud that I can call myself a Rangers player.

“I am happy to be a part of the team that won the league, but what we have been saying recently is we are just getting started and I am happy that I can be a part of this. I said a few weeks in to one of my family, I wish I had been at a club and an environment like this early-on in my career.

“I am very, very happy and proud that this can now be announced. One thing too, I was never going to leave before witnessing a full Ibrox Stadium, and if everyone was happy, I was going to stay.”

Balogun has made 28 appearances across all competitions for Rangers thus far this season.

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