Eagles Defender Leon Balogun signs permanent deal with Wigan
Nigerian international, Leon Balogun signs permanent deal at wigan Athletic following his successful loan spell at the club.
The 31 years old Nigeria Defender has impressed at Wigan since his loan move in January from Epl side Hove Brighton Albion.
Bologun loan spell at wigan has helped the Latics achieve four clean sheets in six Championship matches and move away from the relegation zone.
Balogun joined Albion in the summer of 2018, making 12
appearances in total. He scored one goal for the club, a volley with
his first touch in a 3-1 win against Crystal Palace.
Balogun who found it hard making first-team opportunities at
Brighton and Hove Albion this season, making just one appearance in
the EFL Cup victory at Bristol Rovers, has now agreed a permanent
deal with Wigan.
Albion boss Graham Potter statement over Leon Balogun signs permanent deal with
“Leon has always been extremely
professional and good to work with during my time at the club, but he
was finding it hard to get the game time he would have liked.
“So the loan move to Wigan seemed to be a good move for everyone
involved, and he has made a really positive impact there.
“We would like to thank him for his contribution over the last couple
of years and we wish him all the best for the next chapter of his
Leon Balogun season at Germany
The German-born player, who started his career with Hertha, has featured for a number of clubs in Germany including Hannover 96, Werder Bremen , Fortuna Düsseldorf, and Darmstadt 98 before teaming up with Mainz in 2015.
The defender played 52 league games for Mainz during his three-year stay before he moved to the Premier League in 2018.
Balogun will hope to deliver more convincing showings for Wigan for a chance to secure a long-term deal with the DW Stadium outfit.