English side Wigan Athletic have confirmed that Nigerian defender Leon Balogun has completed a permanent short-time transfer move to their side from EPL club Brighton.
Balogun found it hard to break into Brighton’s first team which made the club send him out on loan to the Championship where he can find his rhythm.
Wigan explained on their official website that Balogun has joined them until the end of the 2019/20 season in the second division.
He joined Wigan in January and has so far played eight games for the side in their campaign in the second flight of English football.
“Leon has always been extremely professional and good to work with during my time at the club, but he was finding it hard to get the game time he would have liked.
“So the loan move to Wigan seemed to be a good move for everyone involved, and he has made a really positive impact there.
“We would like to thank him for his contribution over the last couple of years and we wish him all the best for the next chapter of his career,” Brighton manager Graham Potter told the club’s official website.