Victor Boniface: English Premier League Club Interested in Impressive Super Eagles Star

Victor Boniface: English Premier League Club Interested in Impressive Super Eagles Star

Raphael Abiola
updated at October 20, 2023 at 7:56 AM
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  • An English Premier League club is weighing up a move for Nigerian striker, Victor Boniface
  • The Super Eagles star has been in good form since joining Bayer Leverkusen in the summer
  • The Nigerian international is also a transfer target for other top clubs in Europe

English Premier League side Newcastle are interested in bringing in-form Super Eagles striker, Victor Boniface to England next summer.

The Nigerian striker has been impressive for Bayer Leverkusen since joining the club from Belgian side Union SG in the summer.

Boniface has been enjoying his time under Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso, with his performances being noticed by top clubs in Europe.

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Victor Boniface is a transfer target for English Premier League side Newcastle. Photo: Marius Becker.
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According to a report by Complete Sport, The Magpies sent out scouts to watch Boniface play for the Super Eagles during their international friendly game against Saudi Arabia last week Friday (October 13).

The Leverkusen star impressed in the game and was one of the best players on the pitch. He caused problems for the Green Falcons' backline and was involved in the Super Eagles' first goal.

Newcastle presently have Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson in their ranks, but Eddie Howe wants to add some physicality to his frontline, a quality Boniface can offer.

The Magpies are not the only team monitoring the progress of the Nigerian international, with Manchester City and Real Madrid being on the lookout.

The Nigerian striker's performance at the start of the season has earned him three awards in the German Bundesliga. He was named the Player of the Month for August, coupled with Rookie of the Month.

Boniface did not win the Player of the Month award for September but did win the Rookie of the Month award.

Guardiola reportedly targets Boniface

Sports Brief earlier reported that Boniface has reportedly caught the eye of Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, as the Spanish manager seeks a rival for Erling Haaland.

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.

The Cityzens are not the only European club side believed to be monitoring the 22-year-old, with Serie A giants, Juventus also on the lookout for an opportunity to swoop in.

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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.