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QPR signs Leon Balogun on one-year Deal

By Tobi Awodipe
28 August 2022   |   3:16 am
Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, has signed a one-year contract with English Championship side, Queens Park Rangers.

[FILES] Nigeria’s Leon Balogun reacts after Ghana’s victory after the World Cup 2022 qualifying football match between Nigeria and Ghana at the National Stadium in Abuja on March 29, 2022. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, has signed a one-year contract with English Championship side, Queens Park Rangers.

Balogun became a free agent after his former club, Rangers of Scotland, opted not to renew his contract at the end of last season. Balogun, 34, worked with R’s head coach, Mick Beale, at Ibrox and he is excited to be teaming up with him once again.

Balogun told the QPR website that he’s an aggressive fighter and is delighted to be back in action again.

During their time together north of the border, Rangers won the Scottish Premiership for the first time in 10 years, ending their league campaign undefeated with a club record 102 points.

Balogun is looking forward to returning to England. Describing himself as a player, he explained, “I am quite aggressive, I am a fighter and I think I can read the game quite well.

Balogun hasn’t played since leaving Rangers at the end of last season but is confident he can get up to speed quickly, as he looks to get his career up and running.

Beale is excited by his sixth signing of the summer and revealed he has been keen on Balogun for some time. “I am delighted with this one, I have been chasing him all summer. He had a lot of offers so it is great we have been able to get him. He comes here on the back of two years at Rangers. He was absolutely fantastic in the season we won the league and last season he made 37 appearances in the team that won the Scottish Cup and reached the Europa League Final. He has got huge amounts of experience, played in the Premier League and Bundesliga as well and I am delighted now with the strength we have defensively.”

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