Balogun who became a free agent after he was released by Rangers this summer has joined Championship club QPR as a free agent agreeing on a one-year deal at the Loftus Road. QPR makes this official on their website about the signing of the 34-year-old Nigerian defender.
Balogun is looking forward to returning to England. Describing himself as a player, he explained: “I am quite aggressive, I am a fighter and I think I can read the game quite well.
“Overall, loads comes from my mentality and work ethic – never to give up and really work hard for the things you strive for.”
Balogun hasn’t played since leaving Rangers at the end of last season but he is confident he can get up to speed quickly as he looks to get his career in W12 up and running.
“I have managed to keep myself fit,” he said. “I haven’t been able to have team training so that is what I will try to catch up with as quickly as possible.
“The foundation of my fitness is there so it really shouldn’t take me long.”
Beale is excited by his sixth signing of the summer and revealed he has been keen on Balogun for some time.
“I am delighted with this one – I have been chasing him all summer,” he said.
“He had a lot of offers so it is great we have been able to get him. He comes here on the back of two years at Rangers. He was absolutely fantastic in the season we won the league and last season he made 37 appearances in the team that won the Scottish Cup and reached the Europa League Final.
“He has got huge amounts of experience, has played in the Premier League and Bundesliga as well and I am delighted now with the strength we have defensively.”
Beale admits Balogun’s character off the pitch was also a big attraction, explaining: “I like the way he carries himself. He is a very special person in terms of his personality.
“He has got elite standards and I have seen that first hand.”
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