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Wigan Athletic Sign Balogun On Loan From Brighton 

Wigan Athletic Sign Balogun On Loan From Brighton 

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has joined Championship club Wigan Athletic from Brighton and Hove Albion, until the end of the season, Completesports.com reports.

Both Brighton and Wigan Athletic confirmed the loan deal on deadline day transfer on their official websites.

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A statement by Wigan Athletic reads: “Wigan Athletic completed the loan signing of defender Leon Balogun from Brighton & Hove Albion until the end of the 2019-20 season, subject to EFL, Premier League and FA approval.

“Balogun, 31, completed the move late on Deadline Day and is unavailable for Latics’ clash at Leeds United on Saturday.

“The Nigeria international signed for Brighton in 2018, having spent his career in Germany, featuring in the Bundesliga for Hannover 96, Werder Bremen, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Mainz 05.

“With over 200 career league appearances and 32 international caps to his name, Balogun brings useful experience to Paul Cook’s defence for the final 17 games of the season.”

Balogun made only two appearances for Brighton this season which were in the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup.

He failed to make any Premier League appearance for Brighton this season prior to his loan move to Wigan Athletic.

By James Agberebi 

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  • abdulrahman 4 years ago

    Wow! another nice move from a Nigerian. hope you get back to form.

  • Mr Hush 4 years ago

    Great news

  • Edoman 4 years ago

    Balogun have been very unlucky in England. Brighton never give him a good fighting chance. This is good for him now.

  • Pompei 4 years ago

    Good riddance to that rubbish club called Brighton and Hove.

  • Larry 4 years ago

    Great News!!!

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago


  • Aleks 4 years ago

    Very good news for Balogun…Those that know your quality, know that you’re way above championship football…but at this stage, this is just what you need to relaunch your career to the high level that you belong, even though you’re quite at your prime…best of luck this time…

  • GLORY 4 years ago

    Welcome the most loved amongst all. Brighton is past and Wigan shall do the much needed bounce to the very top. Just like there is no divination or enchantment against Israel, so your case Balogun will be from henceforth. BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE. Every great stuff has humble beginnings. Go to Wigan and give your everything, bringing your A game to the table and never mind that it’s or championship. Let all use Ighalo’s case as reference.

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