BREAKING: Brighton complete capture of Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun

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By Godson Chibuzor. 

Super Eagles central defender, Leon Balogun has joined English premier League side Brighton and Hoves Albion FC on a free transfer from Bundesliga side Mainz 05 .

Balogun signs a 2-year deal at Brighton who were promoted last year and survived the drop in their first campaign in the English top flight.

Coach of Brighton Chris Hughton was very pleased with his side’s early business.

“Leon will add more depth to our defensive options,” said Brighton manager Chris Hughton as reported by the BBC.

“I am pleased to get our first piece of business done so early in the summer. He is in the peak years of his career and I am sure he will integrate well into the squad.

“He also has valuable experience, having played in the Bundesliga, the Europa League and at international level.”

Balogun will be representing Nigeria at the Russia 2018 World Cup kicking off next month.

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