Boniface: Nigerian Striker Discloses His ‘Love’ for Premier League Side

Boniface: Nigerian Striker Discloses His ‘Love’ for Premier League Side

Raphael Abiola
updated at October 9, 2023 at 8:23 AM
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  • Victor Boniface has a soft spot for English Premier League club side Arsenal, despite being linked with a move to Manchester City
  • The Super Eagles star has caught the eyes of top clubs in Europe after his blistering start this season for Bayer Leverkusen
  • The 22-year-old Nigerian striker is one of the best players in the German Bundesliga this season

Nigerian international, Victor Boniface, has declared his love for one English Premier League side after disclosing the first football kit he owned during an exclusive interview.

The 22-year-old striker has been one of the most talked about players in Europe since the start of the 2023-24 season due to his performances in the German Bundesliga.

The Super Eagles star joined Bayer Leverkusen in the summer from Belgian side Union SG, and has since been a sensational addition to Xabi Alonso's team.

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Victor Boniface celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and 1. FC Heidenheim. Photo: Jorg Schuler.
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In an interview with UEFA TV, as per Soccernet, the Leverkusen striker disclosed the first football kit he owned.

The interviewer asked:

"First football kit you ever owned?"

Boniface answered:


Arsenal are one of the top sides in the English Premier League and could opt to sign the Nigerian striker next summer if he maintains his form until the end of the season.

The Gunners will face tough competition from other top European clubs if they are genuinely interested in signing the Leverkusen striker.

He was recently linked with a move to Arsenal's rivals Manchester City, with teams like Atletico Madrid and Juventus also showing interest in him.

Mikel Arteta still has Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus at his disposal, and therefore might not make a move for the Nigerian international.

Guardiola reportedly eyeing Boniface

Sport Brief earlier reported that Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola is reportedly eyeing Boniface, as the Spanish seeks a rival for Norwegian striker Erling Haaland.

The former Bodø/Glimt striker's performances this season have now reportedly impressed one of the top sides in Europe's top five leagues.

The Bayer Leverkusen forward is a type of striker that fits into the former Barcelona manager's style of play, as he is not only just about goals but can give more options in attack.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.