'Yasssss' 'Pleased with this' - These Bears delighted by club's official announcement
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Rangers fans delighted with Leon Balogun signing

Rangers fans have reacted positively to the news that the club have signed Leon Balogun on a free.

The Gers confirmed via Twitter on Friday afternoon that the 32-year-old centre-back has signed an initial one-year deal, with the club holding an option for an additional year.

The 32-cap Nigerian international turned out eleven times in the Championship for Wigan Athletic after arriving on loan from Brighton in January.

Balogun played in the left-sided centre-back role and helped the Latics register five clean sheets and a secure number of wins towards the back end of the season, but they were ultimately relegated earlier this week due to a points deduction and Balogun made a free agent.

The signing strengthens Steven Gerrard’s options at the back with the 6ft 3″ defender providing cover for the injured Nikola Katic.

New Rangers signing Leon Balogun in action for Wigan Athletic earlier this week. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Balogun’s arrival will likely allow 20-year-old Lewis Mayo to head out on loan in order to further his development.

The signing has pleased many Bears who feel that the experienced international will provide a good option behind Connor Goldson, Filip Helander and George Edmundson.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:


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