Albion set to sign versatile Nigerian international defender Leon Balogun

first_imgEnglish Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion are on the brink of signing Nigerian international defender Leon Balogun from Mainz on a free transfer.Brighton boss, Chris Hughton is willing to add defensive cover to his squad and Balogun seems to be the ideal replacement for Uwe Hunemeier who left the club for SC Paderborn at the start of this offseason. Balogun can play anywhere across the backline which stands him out as an attractive proposition, according to ESPN FC.The 29-year-old Super Eagles star is out of contract at Mainz this summer and Hughton is keen on strengthening his squad since they have already secured their status in the EPL for next season. Hence, he’s willing to bring Balogun who can play at center-back and full-back to the Amex Stadium.News: Samson Siasia banned for life by FIFA George Patchias – August 16, 2019 The former manager of the Nigerian national team Samson Siasia has been banned from football for life.A match-fixing investigation has been carried out by…Balogun won 16 caps for Nigeria, helped the Super Eagles qualify for this summer’s World Cup and he could feature for his country in their friendly against England at Wembley, Russia next month.He previously had spells with Turkiyemspor, Hannover 96, Werder Bremen, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Darmstadt 98last_img

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