Victor Boniface: Bayer Leverkusen CEO Suggests Potential Exit for Big Player Amidst Historic Season

Victor Boniface: Bayer Leverkusen CEO Suggests Potential Exit for Big Player Amidst Historic Season

Robert Abong'o
updated at April 16, 2024 at 3:46 AM
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  • Bayer Leverkusen's CEO has hinted at potential player sales to fund new signings
  • The club's successful season under Xabi Alonso has attracted interest in key players
  • Nigerian striker, Victor Boniface, has been linked with moves to Italian club Napoli

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Bayer Leverkusen's CEO, Fernando Carro, has hinted at the possibility of selling a key player in the upcoming transfer window to facilitate the acquisition of new talent.

Under the guidance of Xabi Alonso, the club has enjoyed its most successful season to date, remaining the only unbeaten team across Europe's top five leagues.

The team recently clinched their maiden Bundesliga title with a resounding 5-0 victory over Werder Bremen at the Bay Arena.

Victor Boniface could be sold by Bayer Leverkusen this summer. Photo: Lars Baron.
Bayer Leverkusen's Nigerian striker, Victor Boniface, could be sold in the summer. Photo: Lars Baron.
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Die Werkself won the title with five games to spare, amassing an impressive 79 points from 29 matches.

Alonso's adept management has seen a blend of emerging talents and seasoned players excel, attracting interest from top European clubs.

Nigerian Victor Boniface is one such figure. The Super Eagles striker has been instrumental in the Spaniard's system, leading them to their maiden Meisterschale win. Despite missing the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) due to injury, he bounced back stronger, and has bagged 11 goals and eight assists in 18 league matches, as reported by the Bundesliga.

Despite their triumphs this season, Leverkusen remains financially prudent, with their record signing at €32 million for Kerem Demirbay in 2019.

The club anticipates the need for squad reinforcements in the summer transfer window, prompting Carro to suggest that player sales may be necessary to support new signings. Should an enticing offer be tabled for Boniface, valued at €50 million, the club may consider parting ways with him.

Other players who have drawn interest from other clubs include Jeremie Frimpong, Alejandro Grimaldo, and Florian Wirtz. The young German international is currently the club's Most Valuable Player, valued at €110 million according to Transfermarkt.

Napoli eye Boniface to replace Victor Osimhen

Sports Brief reported that reigning Serie A champions, Napoli, set their sights on Boniface in the quest to secure Victor Osimhen's successor.

The attacker's stellar performances have earned him the Rookie of the Month award for four consecutive months.

However, a setback in the form of an adductor injury sidelined him for much of the Rückrunde and saw him miss the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

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