Premier League: Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun signs for Brighton

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Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, has joined English Premier League club Brighton Albion & Hove.

Balogun, 29, signs for Chris Hughton’s side, as a free agent after his deal at Mainz expired.

“Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun.

“The 29-year-old centre-back joins on a free transfer after leaving Bundesliga side FSV Mainz 05, and has signed a two-year deal with the club,” Brighton announced on their official website.

Manager Hughton said: “I am delighted to welcome Leon to the club. He will add more depth to our defensive options, and I am pleased to get our first piece of business done so early in the summer.

“He is in the peak years of his career and I am sure he will integrate well into the squad.

“He also has valuable experience, having played in the Bundesliga, the Europa League and at international level.”

Balogun has been included in Gernot Rohr’s 30-man squad for the 2018 World Cup.

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