Brighton & Hove Albion have confirmed the signing of Mainz 05 defender Leon Balogun. The 29-year-old maxbet
has agreed a two-year deal with the Seagulls and manager Chris Hughton said he was “delighted” Albion pulled off their first piece of business early this summer.
“I am delighted to welcome Leon to the club. He will add more depth to our defensive options, and I am pleased to get our first piece of business done so early in the summer,” he said.
“He is in the peak years of his career and I am sure he will integrate well into the squad. He also maxbet
has valuable experience, having played in the Bundesliga, the Europa League and at international level.” Balogun spent three years at Mainz after joining them from SV Darmstadt 98 in 2015 and went on to make 58 appearances in all competitions. The Germany-born Nigerian international, who boasts 14 caps for his country, has now joined his seventh club and will provide experience and know-how to the Seagulls’ backline.
Brighton finished 15th in maxbet
the Premier Leaguewith 40 points from 38 games last season, conceding a respectable 54 goals for their troubles. Only eight other clubs boasted a better defensive record, so Balogun will have to work hard to get himself in the starting line-up.