The Gers decided to cut ties with the Super Eagles star despite a brilliant campaign, but he would look to forge ahead
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has penned a heartfelt appreciation message to Rangers fans following his exit from the club.
Balogun joined Rangers in the summer of 2020 on a free transfer, and it turned out to be a move that yielded dividends to both parties.
The Super Eagles defender played a significant role in the Gers’ flawless Premiership triumph two seasons ago, making 19 appearances.
Also last season, Balogun made 37 appearances in all competitions. The 33-year-old played in the finals of the Scottish Cup, helping his side to their first victory in eleven years.
However, Rangers opted to end their association with the former Brighton man at the end of his contract in June.
In total, Balogun made 65 appearances for the Gers, winning two trophies- the only in his career. The Nigeria international took to social media to send a message to Rangers fans, staff, and his teammates.
“You have shown and taught me -in your very own way- the dedication that is expected and I thank you for that.
“Thank you to the managing staff and especially to my amazing teammates over the 2 seasons, who welcomed me from day one as a player and a friend. Who have pushed me to be better and taught me the Rangers way. A lot of highs, and a few lows that made our bond even stronger.
“We became invincible champions, the class of 55…those magical European nights at Ibrox that led us all the way to the final. And eventually, we crowned my time at the club with the Scottish cup
“Thanks for all the memories, the laughter, and for sharing some of the best moments in my career with me.
“And last but not least, a massive thank you to you, the supporters. You are one crazy, passionate bunch. High expectations, that can be intimidating at times – but I loved every single second of it.
“All your messages over the past 2 weeks have been incredibly overwhelming for me and at the same time, they’re the greatest testimonial I can get for my time at Rangers. It has been an absolute privilege and honor to represent you near and far.
“One of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked in my time at Rangers was if I understand the size of the club and what it means – thanks to you, I do now.
“We are the people and you are my people – Forever Blue.”