Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has welcomed the signing of Nigeria international Leon Balogun whom he had been monitoring for some time.
The Gers immediately took up the opportunity to sign Balogun who was at the end of his contract at Wigan Athletic who have since gone into administration.
Gerrard also revealed that he had spoken to Wigan boss Paul Cook about the defender and it was confirmation for the Liverpool legend to move in on the players as they look to challenge Celtic for league honours.
“We knew we were getting a top player in Balogun”, the Rangers manager said in a press conference.
“He is our type and fits our profile and it is important at Ibrox when a team is deep for a defender to be able to sit on the halfway line.
“I spoke to Paul Cook about him and he had only good things to say about Leon.”