Leon Balogun woke up on the morning of the Scottish Cup Final feeling like it didn’t really matter after the heartache of Seville but he has just one request after winning the trophy, a new contract.
Megasportsarena.com reports that Balogun is one of a number of Glasgow Rangers players out of contract but the big Nigerian defender has nailed his colours to the mast.
He would love to be part of the next stage of the Gio van Bronckhorst era at Ibrox because the club’s mentality fits exactly with his own.
Balogun said: “Everyone who watches me around the club knows I’ve fallen in love with this club.
“What I said about getting knocked down and getting back up – that’s something I’ve had in my career. I’ve had a lot of downs in my career.
“That’s why me and Rangers are a good fit.
“Even in the final, I had to go through this and the support was outstanding.
“I would love to stay. I hope they know that and I hope I can announce something soon.”
Balogun is confident this is just the start under Van Bronckhorst.
The Dutchman has had to endure a hectic first six months in charge of the Light Blues and there’s been a few bumps along the way.
The Premiership proved to be just out of reach but the run to Seville was spectacular and finishing the campaign with the Scottish Cup on the sideboard was a fitting reward as well as a promise of what is to come.
Baolgun can see nothing but good times ahead.
Leon Balogun wants new Rangers contract as he admits he’s ‘fallen in love’ at Ibrox.