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Sports News of Sunday, 19 June 2022


Balogun confirms Rangers exit, pays tribute to fans

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Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has confirmed is exit from former Scottish Champions Glasgow Rangers.

Balogun was allowed to leave the Club, following the expiration of his contract at the end of last season.

The Super Eagles defender enjoyed three successful years at the Ibrox — winning his first career league title, Cups and went on to play in an European final.

The former Mainz 05 man penned an emotional goodbye messages to the fans and everyone involved with the team— wishing them the best in future.

“Took me some time, but eventually it is time for me to say goodbye.“Thank you to every single soul at the club working their socks of, making sure me and the boys can focus on performing at our best. A lot of whom we work with on a daily basis.”

“kitchen staff, medical staff, sports scientists and athletic trainers, as well as our two girls Katy and Hannah. You have shown and taught me -in your very own way- the dedication that is expected and I thank your for that.”

“We became invincible champions, the class of 55, the magical European nights at Ibrox that led us all the way to the final. Eventually we crowned my time with the Scottish cup.Thanks for all the memories, the laughter and for sharing some of the best moments in my career with me.”

“Thank you to the managing staff and especially to my amazing team mates over the 2 seasons, who welcomed me from day one as a player and a friend. Who have pushed me to be better and taught me the Rangers way. A lot of highs, a few lows that made our bond even stronger,” He wrote on Twitter.

Balogun is not free to join any team of his choice this summer.