Super Eagles star targets new contract as he prepares for season-defining game
Super Eagles star has been impressive this season as the Gers chase a major European feat
Leon Balogun is eyeing a new Rangers contract as he revealed his admiration of the path his career has taken since he joined the Scottish giants.
Balogun has had quite some journey in the UK where he played for Brighton Hove and Albion, Wigan Athletic and now Rangers.
Ibrox has seen a great returns of glory for the former Fortuna Dusselldorf defender as he helped Rangers win their first Scottish league title in ten years last year.
The 2021/22 season has been filled with ups and downs for the defender but he has played a significant role in Rangers’ Europa League march.
Balogun loves life in Glasgow and has said he would like to continue. He also compared the differences between former manager Steven Gerrard and current Dutch manager, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst.
“My time here is without a doubt the best of my career. What I can experience here is really sensational and for me the journey can go on. Hopefully there will be some news,”the versatile defender told BILD.
“We all feel that something big is in the air.”
After a stellar time with Rangers, Steven Gerrard left for Aston Villa and the Gers brought in Van Bronckhorst.
“Steven was a bit more emotional. Gio is more introspective. He gives us confidence in a different way. He encourages us to trust in his plan but also in our abilities,” Balogun stated.
“He gives the many tactical tricks and subtleties that improve you.”
Balogun said they’re looking on to the final in Seville as Rangers target a Champions League outing next season. A victory against Bayer Leverkusen will guarantee Rangers’ Champions League appearance next season.
“Little things that make a big difference in the end, for example in the area of passing accuracy and positional play.
“This helps the team to implement its plan in the best possible way.
“We have an extremely good team of trainers who have a match plan for every opponent.
“Everyone here has the drive to want to bring every game home.”