Leon Balogun Joins Premier League Side Brighton and Hove Albion

at 04:53 PM, 24/05/2018 (9 months ago)
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Nigeria’s star centre-back Leon Balogun has completed a move to Premier Leagueside Brighton and Hove Albion, according to Rheuters.
 The Germany born Nigerian international joined Bundesliga side Mainz in thesummer of 2015 but talks for the renewal of his contract stalled on many attempts toget him put pen to paper on a new deal - the 29-year tough-tackling centre-back joinsthe Seagul as their first signing of the summer,signalling an end to his nine-year spellin Germany.
 Balogun put pen to paper on a two year deal with Brighton and he will not join hisfellow African star Gaetan Bong in the Premier League ahead of next season'scampaign.
 Brightons managers Chris Hughton expressed laid bare his delight at having theexperienced player within his rank.

“I am delighted to welcome Leon to the club. He will add more depth to our defensiveoptions, and I am pleased to get our first piece of business done so early in thesummer,” Hughton told club website.

“He is in the peak years of his career and I am sure he will integrate well into thesquad.
 “He also has valuable experience, having played in the Bundesliga, the EuropaLeague and at international level.”

 Balogun first laced his boots professionally for Hannover 96 before touring WerderBremen, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Darmstadt 98 and Mainz 05 over the course of the lastnine years.
 Brighton finished the season in 15th place on the Premier League log but frequentusers of thebet365 alternative sites know that they will build on that achievementwhen the next season comes.
 Going into the World Cup, the tall centre-back, who has had 14 Caps, is expected toplay a major role in the Super Eagles squad as he's included in the provisional squadlist and he's a regular for the side.
 Nigeria play Croatia, Argentina and Iceland and they will be hoping to have a perfectouting in the Mundial.

Published at: 04:53 PM, 24/05/2018 (9 months ago)
Author: Daniel Bosai
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ruthie at 05:30 PM, 24/05/2018 (9 months ago)
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dont know him...noted
Mykie010 at 05:48 PM, 24/05/2018 (9 months ago)
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Quote from: ruthie on 05:30 PM, 24/05/2018
dont know him...noted
sharrap ,wetin concern u with football
slimber at 07:52 PM, 24/05/2018 (9 months ago)
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officynero at 08:16 PM, 24/05/2018 (9 months ago)
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fineboy77 at 08:33 PM, 24/05/2018 (9 months ago)
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Hope he settles in fast
Wazubia at 09:40 PM, 24/05/2018 (9 months ago)
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nature7888 at 08:52 AM, 25/05/2018 (9 months ago)
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Nice move


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