Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson has revealed that the club took the decision to sign Leon Balogun after the injury to Nikola Katic.
Katic is expected to spend months on the sidelines after a devastating pre-season injury blow.
“We quickly targeted Leon after adapting our transfer plan when Niko Katic suffered an injury a few weeks ago,” Wilson was quoted by daily record.co.uk.
“We agreed 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 I 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.”
Balogun joined Rangers on a one-year contract with the option of a further year.
The centre-back was available after a short term deal he signed to see out the season with loan club Wigan expired.
Balogun previously played for Brighton and Hove Albion but struggled to make it into the first team of the Premier League side.
He has also played for Bundesliga sides Hannover, Werder Bremen and Mainz.
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