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Soccer News of Tuesday, 6 April 2021


'Germany is my home' – Nigerian Defender Leon Balogun

German-born Super Eagles center-back Leon Balogun German-born Super Eagles center-back Leon Balogun

German-born Super Eagles center-back Leon Balogun has revealed he would love to stay in Scotland for another year and help Rangers defend the league title the Light Blues stunningly won a few weeks ago.

The 32-year-old defender would afterward jump at the opportunity to return to Germany and play again in the Bundesliga, where it all began for him.

Born in Berlin, Balogun cut his footballing teeth at Hannover before going on to feature for Werder Bremen, Düsseldorf, and Mainz, making a combined 75 Bundesliga appearances.

After leaving Germany, the Nigerian international joined the English Premier League side Brighton & Hove and spent time at Wigan Athletic before moving to Rangers on a free transfer last year.

Balogun then played an integral role as Rangers, under the tutelage of Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard, won the Scottish Premiership for the first time in ten years.

The former Mainz star has an option of an additional year in his Rangers contract, and he says he is keen to remain with the Gers.

When asked by Bild if he would be staying at Rangers for next season, Balogun said: “I definitely want to stay.”

And when asked if he would later consider a German top-flight club later in his career, the Super Eagles man responded: “Clear! Germany is my Home.

“I sacrificed so many moments with my family in order to pursue my career. If there was a chance to get closer to them again, I would listen to it.”

Balogun has made nineteen league appearances for Rangers, providing three assists.

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