Too Old to Run! Clubs rejected me because of my Age — Balogun

Too Old to Run! Clubs rejected me because of my Age — Balogun

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun reveals many clubs turned him down following his exit from Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers.

Following his exit from the Gers last June, Balogun struggled to find a new club and was forced to train on his own.

His search for a new team lasted until few weeks to the end of the summer transfer window as Queens Park Rangers tabled an offer for him.

The defender however jumped at the opportunity and signed a twelve-month contract with the Championship team.

Balogun in an interview with Football League World said the whole period was difficult for him.

“It was a long summer. I stayed up in Glasgow the whole time just trying to stay fit and not to lose my mind, but it was very, very challenging. I can’t lie,” the CB said.

“That’s the game nowadays. They see a certain number, which is the age, and they are like ‘nah’.

“That’s what I had to deal with loads in the beginning, which obviously made it even more challenging because I know what I’m still capable of,” Balogun explained.

“It was just a matter of who is out there that believes in it? When QPR really had a go at me, I was like ‘right, let’s get this over the line. Let me reunite with Mick and see if we can be as successful as possible.”

The defender had gone on to become a key for the Queens Park Rangers, playing regularly for the table topping Michael Beale’s side.

Balogun was on target for the first time for QPR over the weekend, and it was against his former team, Wigan Athletic.

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