The Super Eagles defender has been heavily linked with the R’s all summer, and a transfer has finally come to fruition
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has reunited with former Rangers assistant coach Michael Beale, as he has sealed a transfer to English Championship side Queens Park Rangers(QPR).
Balogun had a successful two-year stay at Rangers, helping the Gers win the Scottish Premiership and the Scottish Cup.
However, the 34-year-old Super Eagles center-back left the club as a free agent in June after they refused to extend his contract.
After Rangers released Balogun, former Rangers assistant coach, who now holds the reins at QPR Michael Beale praised the Super Eagles star for his qualities.
“Leon Balogun was outstanding for RangersFC – both on the pitch but also around the changing room. He is a “personality” leader who gives his teammates so much positivity and guidance on a daily basis. Take a bow,” he tweeted as reported earlier on.
It appears that Beale meant those kind words, as Balogun has teamed up with him at QPR as confirmed by the Championship side.
The former Brighton man signed a one-year contract with the West Londoners.
Balogun’s arrival gives the R’s numbers and stealth at the heart of the defense.
However, the 34-year-old would look to get into match fitness quick enough, as he has not played a game since May.
Nevertheless, he could slot in quickly, as QPR desperately need to pluck their leaky defense that has conceded seven goals in five games this season.