BALOGUN OPEN TO BUNDESLIGA RETURN

Brighton defender Leon Balogun won’t shut the door on a Bundesliga return after struggling to establish himself in the English Premier League.

The Super Eagles centre-back’s contract with the Seagulls is winding down as it enters its final phase next month, thus sparking speculations about his future.

The 31-year-old played for only German clubs until the summer of 2018 when he joined Graham Potter’s Brighton, where he failed to nail down a regular spot, before switching to Championship outfit Wigan Athletic on loan in the January.

“Germany is my home, I would always think about it,”  Balogun told Kicker, according to Fussballtransfers.

“I’m still fit. Even if I turn 32 in the summer, I still have a few years in my legs. I would also like to continue the experience in England, but the bottom line is that it is nowhere like home.”

The former Mainz, Werder Bremen and Fortuna Dusseldorf man has enjoyed a new lease of life since his loan move to the Latics, leading to his recall to the Super Eagles for their postponed Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone in March.

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