Leon Balogun finally moves out of Glasgow after Rangers exit as he relocates to London
Leon Balogun took his time moving out of his house in Glasgow after being released by Rangers at the end of last season.
Balogun, 34, signed for QPR on a free transfer on 26 August and with the help of Ayrshire-based Healey Removals, he’s finally packed up his belongings and made the move down from Scotland to London.
It seems that those at Healey Removals are Rangers fans too, which would have no doubt been nice for Balogun after he left Ibrox in the summer following two years of service.
“It’s a wrap – from Glasgow to London,” said the Nigerian defender via his personal Twitter account on Tuesday (20 September).
“Thank you Healey Removals for the amazing service over the past two years.
“Moving houses has never been easier – and it’s always great to be around some fellow bears.”
Rangers got Allan McGregor, Steven Davis and Scott Arfield tied down to new contracts in the summer but the only player they let go was Balogun.
While he’s 34 years old now, the Nigeria international did a lot for the Gers last season by playing 37 times in all competitions to help us reach the Europa League final and win the Scottish Cup.
He and Connor Goldson struck up a good partnership.
But now, since he and Calvin Bassey have been let go, our defence is a mess with Giovanni van Bronckhorst using James Sands alongside Goldson.
What on earth is going on in Ross Wilson’s head?
Out of the four ageing players in the squad from last season, the one that should have been kept around above all others was let go.
McGregor, Davis and Arfield weren’t going to be regular starters this season but Balogun would have played most games up until this point if he’d have stayed around.
Davis and Arfield were only fringe players last season too. But they got new deals.
Can someone please explain the decision-making process behind getting rid of Balogun, who’s helped QPR to two clean sheets in his first two starts in the English Championship?
In other Rangers news, this Gers chief is stunned by what he heard about takeover talk while in Amsterdam.