Glasgow Rangers coach Steven Gerrard has expressed delight with the signing of Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun.

Balogun joined the Scottish giants for free on a one-year deal after the expiration of his contract at Brighton and Hove Albion.

The former Liverpool midfielder was pleased to have the Nigerian in his team.

“I am pleased to secure the signature of Leon. He is an experienced centre half who will add strength and depth to our squad”, he said.

“His experience in the Premier League as well as his international pedigree strengthens our squad and will assist in the development of our young defenders.

“Leon has just finished a round of competitive fixtures with Wigan so will hit the ground running.

“He’s a positive and bright character and we are looking forward to his influence around the group.”

Rangers Sporting Director Ross Wilson also echoed Gerrard’s sentiments on Balogun.

“We quickly targeted Leon after adapting our transfer plan when Niko Katic suffered an injury a few weeks ago.

We agreed on terms with Leon shortly before going to France enabling Leon to give Wigan his full focus, particularly in the situation they found themselves in.

“Leon impressed Steven and me with his enthusiasm and excitement to join Rangers from the moment we first spoke whilst the staff at Brighton and Wigan couldn’t have spoken any higher about his personality and abilities.”

The 31-year old centre back finished the 2019/2020 season on loan at English Championship side Wigan Athletic.

It’s a new journey for Leon!