By Adeboye Amosu: Nigeria defender Leon Balogun hopes to sort oit his future with German club FSV Mainz before start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Balogun joined Mainz from another Bundesliga outfit Darmstadt 98 on a three-year deal in the summer of 2015 and has established himself as a key member of the side.
He has established himself on the international scene with Nigeria and will be one of the key men for the Super Eagles in Russia.
A good performance at the Mundial could open up another opportunity for the big centre-back to move to another club but he is not prepared to wait until the end of the global soccer fiesta to sort out his future.
“I want to have clarity in any case first. I’m going to be 30 years old in the summer, so it would be ideal to clarify my future before the tournament,” Balogun stated in an interview with German online news outlet t-online.de
“I am already in talks with those responsible here in Mainz and can definitely imagine staying.”
Balogun has previously featured for German clubs Hannover 98, Werder Bremen and Fortuna Dusserdolf.