Victor Boniface: 3 Reasons Striker Should Consider Leaving Bayer Leverkusen

Victor Boniface: 3 Reasons Striker Should Consider Leaving Bayer Leverkusen

Chukwu Ikechukwu
February 23, 2024 at 11:59 AM
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  • Victor Boniface is one of the hottest strikers in demand this summer
  • Boniface has attracted interest from Italian and English teams
  • The Nigerian forward has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season

Victor Boniface has become one of the rising stars in world football in just his first season with Bayer Leverkusen following his outstanding performances for the Bundesliga giants.

The 23-year-old Nigerian moved to the Bay Arena last summer from Belgian outfit Union St Gilloise and has become a key member of Xabi Alonso’s squad with his goal contributions.

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Victor Boniface joined Bayer Leverkusen this season and has scored 16 goals in all competitions for the Bundesliga club. Photo by Christof Koepsel.
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According to All Nigeria Soccer, clubs such as Juventus, Napoli, AC Milan, Chelsea, and Arsenal have reportedly expressed interest in Boniface ahead of the summer transfer window.

After netting 16 goals in all competitions for Bayer Leverkusen, it is no surprise all of Europe’s top clubs are keeping tabs on the Super Eagles forward and will tempt him with a mega bid to change teams.

Boniface is on the verge of making history with Leverkusen should they go on to win their first ever Bundesliga title as they lead Bayern Munich by eight points in the title race, but Sports Brief expects him to make a bigger move in the summer.

Why Should Boniface leave Bayer

1. Boniface needs an A-Class team

In one season, Boniface showed the football world that he was already a marquee striker and deserved to play for Europe's biggest teams.

While Bayer Leverkusen is not a small team, the Bundesliga giants are nothing compared to clubs like Juventus, AC Milan, Arsenal, and Chelsea, currently being linked with an interest for the Nigerian.

Boniface’s lethal combination of pace, precision, and predatory instincts will surely make him a success for top clubs.

2. Xabi Alonso's Leverkusen exit sure

Just like Boniface, Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso is attracting interest from some of Europe’s top teams owing to his robust style of play and success with the Bundesliga club.

Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich have all been credited with an interest in the Spanish manager and he looks certain to leave Leverkusen at the end of the season.

Boniface has adapted well to Alonso’s tactics, and a change at the helm could affect the Nigerian should he decide to stay at the Bundesliga club next season.

3. A changed Bayer Leverkusen team

Bayer Leverkusen are set to have many of their top players picked by top teams during the summer transfer window owing to their impressive performances this season.

Alejandro Grimaldo, Florian Wirtz, Jeremie Frimpong, and Amine Adli have all caught the eyes of some bigger teams in Europe, just like Boniface, and it is expected some of them will be tempted to leave Germany this summer.

With these players gone, Leverkusen will unlikely replicate their incredible run in this campaign next season.

Chelsea in the race for Boniface

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Chelsea are interested in signing Boniface to improve their attack next season.

The Blues are monitoring the situation of the Nigerian international ahead of the summer transfer window.

As they continue to search for formidable strikers, Chelsea have are said to be considering the 23-year-old as a key target.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..