Leon Balogun announces departure from Wigan Athletic

32-year old Super Eagles defender and AFCON 2019 Bronze medalist, Leon Aderemi Balogun, has announced his departure from recently-relegated Championship side, Wigan Athletic.

The veteran defender made the announcement via his official twitter account:

“As things have finally come to an end on this strange season I’d like to say thank you @OfficialBHAFC & every soul involved for opening the door for me to Premier League football. I’ve felt at ‘home’ from the first second of my time with the Seagulls. Beating Man Utd in the Amex, having you guys singing my very own chant, playing at Anfield and of course scoring against Palace in front of YOU are memories I’ll carry with me forever. Thank you for making my time in your beautiful city a time I will never forget!

I also want to say thank you and goodbye to Paul Cook and his staff, the team and the whole Tics Family @LaticsOfficial .It’s been a very short & super intense time and I’m happy to have played my part in it.

The togetherness, the honesty and warmth of the people in and around the club is simply amazing. I would have wished to end my spell with a different outcome, but unfortunately that’s beyond our control  now. Regardless I will always remember this as a very special time in my career, in a very special place with a very special club full of very special people.   THANK YOU  WEgan, I salute you.

(Looking forward to my next football adventure – news coming very very soon).”

Having gone through a season of pressure and disappointment, due to lack of playing time with Brighton, before joining a Wigan Athletic club in a dire financial situation and being placed in administration by the English FA, Leon would be hoping to find a new home in a place where he can just relax and play his football.

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