Leverkusen Eyeing Super Eagles Forward For 2nd-Highest Move

The football world is abuzz with speculation over Bayer Leverkusen‘s rumored plans to part ways with Super Eagles forward Victor Boniface in the upcoming transfer window, igniting excitement for what could become one of Nigeria’s highest-value player transfers in history.

Having joined Bayer Leverkusen in July from Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise for a fee exceeding 20 million euros, Boniface recently made a significant move in his career trajectory.

Despite his origins at the Real Sapphire academy, Boniface seamlessly adjusted to his new environment in Germany, demonstrating his scoring prowess both domestically and on the continental stage.

Boniface’s remarkable statistics speak for themselves: in just 16 Bundesliga appearances, he tallied ten goals and seven assists, while also contributing four goals and an assist in five Europa League outings. Additionally, the 23-year-old striker found the back of the net twice in as many appearances in the DFB-Pokal.

His outstanding record of 24 goal contributions in just 23 appearances across various competitions has understandably captured the attention of several affluent clubs in the English Premier League.

An unnamed English club has already reportedly made contact with Bayer Leverkusen for Boniface ahead of what promises to be a dramatic summer.

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Bayer Leverkusen’s initial position is to retain Boniface for another season, dismissing any potential sale.

If potential buyers persist and Bayer Leverkusen agrees to enter negotiations, the club will entertain offers starting at a minimum of 55 million euros, as indicated by transfer specialist Plettigoal.

This prospective deal would mark the second-largest transfer fee ever spent on a Nigerian player, trailing only behind the €75 million Napoli invested to acquire Victor Osimhen from Lille in September 2020.

Due to an injury necessitating adductor surgery, Boniface was unable to participate in Nigeria’s journey at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire, where the Super Eagles clinched a silver medal.

However, the former Bodø/Glimt sensation has now resumed training and stands prepared to assist Bayer Leverkusen in their quest for the Bundesliga title.

Africa Today News, New York

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