Rangers star Leon Balogun has branded his time at Ibrox as “the best of my career” before hinting that he could sign a new deal.
The 33-year-old Nigerian international centre-back was signed on a free transfer last season after his contract expired at Premier League Brighton.
The defender has had a bit of a journeyman career – barring a stint at Mainz in Germany – where he played between both the European nation and south of the border.
Signed on a two-year contract, it’s been a superb piece of business by the club as Leon Balogun makes a sizeable contribution to both the club’s league success and European run.
Speaking ahead of the Europa League Final, where Rangers will face German opposition in Frankfurt, Balogun paid homage to the Rangers support and suggested his time at Ibrox may not yet be coming to an end.
Rangers have a one-year option on the deal and the sounds suggest they’re considering triggering it.
Leon Balogun drops new Rangers deal hint
“My time here is definitely the best of my career,” said Leon Balogun [SportBILD via Sport Witness].
“What I’m experiencing here is really sensational. For me, the journey can go on. Hopefully, there will be news soon.
“We all feel that something big is in the air.
“I recently met a lot of Rangers fans in the city who had already booked their tickets for the final before the semi-final – that was very clever.
“It will be a colourful mix in the stadium, with two fan cultures meeting. I’m expecting a slight overweighting on our side as far as the soundscape is concerned. But I also know how passionate the Frankfurt fans are.”
Leon Balogun has played 62 times in total for Rangers, the most of any club in his career, with his two goals both coming in the Europa League this season.
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