Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has completed a move to Scottish club Rangers.

Rangers on Friday confirmed the acquisition of the 32-year old as they released an official statement indicating Balogun has signed a one-year deal having an option for a further year.

Balogun, 32 arrives in Glasgow with experience both in the Premier League and German Bundesliga and completed last season with Wigan Athletic.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard commented: “I am pleased to secure the signature of Leon. He is an experienced centre half who will add strength and depth to our squad.

“His experience in the Premier League as well as his international pedigree strengthens our squad and will assist in the development of our young defenders.

“Leon has just finished a round of competitive fixtures with Wigan so will hit the ground running. He’s a positive and bright character and we are looking forward to his influence around the group”

Sporting Director Ross Wilson added: “We quickly targeted Leon after adapting our transfer plan when Niko Katic suffered an injury a few weeks ago.

“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.”

Another Nigeria international Joe Aribo also plays for Rangers.

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