Leon Balogun becomes the latest Rangers exit

Leon Balogun becomes the latest Rangers exit
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 21: Leon Balogun of Rangers celebrates after scoring their sides first goal during the UEFA Europa League group A match between Rangers FC and Brondby IF at Ibrox Stadium on October 21, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Leon Balogun’s exit from Rangers has come to almost universal sadness from fans, amid the popular centre back’s inability to negotiate a new deal at Ibrox.

As we reported, Balogun had confirmed his desire to stay in Govan, but information that he was close to a new deal was wide of the mark and the best we could do for you was that he was uncertain.

Sadly, he was not able to secure a deal the club was happy with, and both parties will go their separate ways.

It’s ruthless, but Rangers could not in good faith recontract a player who spent as much time injured as Balogun did. The guy is a top defender, but was breaking down far too much for his wages to be value for money.

We don’t know if he was offered pay as you play, but he would certainly have refused it, and that’s fine.

Rangers are now down a defender, with Niko Katic and Filip Helander the main senior backups to Bassey, Goldson and Souttar, along with rising star Leon King, but we don’t feel it’s an area we desperately need new bodies for.

We now have 6 main central defenders and frankly that’s absolutely fine going forward. For now anyway.

Whether Katic or Helander have futures at the club we couldn’t say, but Balogun’s exit does trim the situation a bit.

As we said earlier, defence is very volatile at Ibrox and will evolve more as time goes on.

Don’t expect Balogun to be the final change.

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  1. Of all the guys out of contract I thought Balogun and Arfield were the most likely to re-sign so this came as a bit of a surprise. But we’ve carried too many passengers over the years. We need everyone to be ready and available. Shame for Balogun as he was keen to stay and was an excellent player when available.

  2. Best wishes to the big man. Did us proud for the time he did spend on the pitch. Wonder if he’ll let Kyogo out his back pocket to try play again next season?

  3. I think it sums it up best when i say ,no one will really notice ? nuff said .
    Wages to be put to far better use and best of luck in future leon .

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