Scottish premier league giant Glasgow Rangers has announced the capture of Nigeria’s Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun on a year deal, with an option of another extension.
A 31-time Nigeria international, Balogun was signed by Brighton in 2018 from German side Mainz and impressed at the 2018 World Cup. However, he struggled at Brighton – playing just 12 times.
Since joining Wigan, he has played 11 times since January and been a crucial part of the Latics fight against relegation.
The former Werder Bremen, Mainz and Brighton defender was part of the Latics side relegated from the Sky Bet Championship on Wednesday night.
With 32 caps for Nigeria, including three appearances at the 2018 World Cup, Leon Balogun has just the type of big game experience Gerrard is looking for as his side look to recover a 3-1 deficit when last season’s Europa League campaign resumes against last-16 opponents Bayer Leverkusen next month.