Leon Balogun has announced he will depart Wigan Athletic after the Latics were relegated to League One (third division), Completesports.com reports.
Wigan were relegated after they were deducted 12 points by the English Football League (EFL) for going into administration.
Following the deduction, Wigan dropped to 23rd position in the 24-team Championship final standing.
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And reacting to Wigan’s relegation Balogun thanked Brighton and Hove Albion for giving him the opportunity to play in the Premier League.
He said beating Manchester United, playing at Anfield and his goal against Crystal Palace were some of his memorable moments during his time in English football.
“As things have finally come to an end on this strange season I’d like to say thank you Brighton and Hove Albion and every soul involved for opening the door for me to Premier League football.
“I’ve felt at ‘home’ from the first second of my time with the Seagulls. Beating Man Utd in the Amex, having you guys singing my very own chant, playing at Anfield and of course scoring against Palace in front of YOU are memories I’ll carry with me forever. Thank you for making my time in your beautiful city a time I will never forget!
“I also want to say thank you and goodbye to Paul Cook and his staff, the team and the whole Tics Family Latics. It’s been a very short and super intense time and I’m happy to have played my part in it.
“The togetherness, the honesty and warmth of the people in and around the club is simply amazing. I would have wished to end my spell with a different outcome, but unfortunately that’s beyond our control now.
“Regardless I will always remember this as a very special time in my career, in a very special place with a very special club full of very special people.
“THANK YOU WEgan, I salute you.”
“Looking forward to my next football adventure – news coming very very soon.”
Balogun signed for Wigan on 31 January 2020 on a six-month loan deal from Brighton and Hove Albion.
And on 25 June 2020, he signed a short term permanent contract with the Latics until the end of the 2019–20 season.
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