EPL Side Snatches Leon Balogun From Mainz

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English Premier League side, Brighton have signed Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun on a free transfer.

Balogun, 29, left German side Mainz at the end of the season before he was snapped up by Brighton on a two-year deal.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton said, “Leon will add more depth to our defensive options.

“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 narrowly missed representing Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup due to injury.

However, coach Gernot Rohr has named him in the Super Eagles’ 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup.

Alongside William Troost-Ekong, Balogun sits in the heart of Nigeria’s defence that helped qualify for the tournament with a game to spare.

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