Victor Boniface: Napoli, Juventus Among Top 5 Clubs Interested in Nigerian Star

Victor Boniface: Napoli, Juventus Among Top 5 Clubs Interested in Nigerian Star

Chukwu Ikechukwu
April 16, 2024 at 7:56 AM
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  • Victor Boniface is attracting interest from top European clubs
  • The striker powered Bayer Leverkusen to a first Bundesliga title
  • Boniface has scored 11 goals in the Bundesliga this season

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Victor Boniface’s remarkable season with Bayer Leverkusen has seen top European clubs show interest in the Super Eagles striker ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 23-year-old forward, in his first season in Germany, propelled Die Werkself to their first Bundesliga title in 120 years after they thrashed Werder Bremen 5-0 on Sunday, April 14.

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Victor Boniface celebrates with his Bayer Leverkusen teammates after winning the Bundesliga title on Sunday. Photo by Anadolu.
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According to Business Day, Boniface, who joined Xabi Alonso’s team in July in a €22 million deal from Belgian side, Union Saint-Gilloise, contributed 11 goals and eight assists in only 18 matches to Leverkusen’s title triumph.

Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro disclosed after their Bundesliga triumph that the club could sell one of their star players in the summer to fund the purchase of new players with Boniface expected to be the ideal target.

Here, Sports Brief takes a look at the list of top European clubs who have signalled an interest in Boniface when the transfer window opens in the summer.

5 clubs interested in Boniface

Napoli, A.C. Milan, and Juventus are three Serie A clubs who have reportedly indicated an interest in signing Boniface from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer when the transfer window opens, Soccernet reports.

West Ham United and Manchester United are also considered to be monitoring the Nigerian forward and could make a move for the 23-year-old striker should the opportunity arise.

Boniface is not actively on the market because Leverkusen intends to keep him. Should Leverkusen entertain proposals, they will only consider those exceeding €55 million.

Boniface reacts to Bundesliga win

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Boniface has expressed his delight after Bayer Leverkusen won their first Bundesliga title with a 5-0 victory over Werder Bremen at the Bay Arena on Sunday.

The Super Eagles forward opened the score by converting a penalty kick to give his team a first-half lead, before Leverkusen dominated the second half.

Granit Xhaka, a former Arsenal midfielder, scored a goal, while Florian Wirtz scored three times, sending the Bay Arena into a frenzy at the final whistle.

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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..