Both Italian powerhouse Juventus and Premier League giants Chelsea are reportedly eyeing the services of Bayer Leverkusen’s Nigerian striker, Victor Boniface according to several sources in the football world.
The 24-year-old forward has been in scintillating form for the German side this season, contributing significantly to their unbeaten streak in the league and securing a spot in the Europa League round of 16.
With eight goals and five assists in just 13 appearances in the Bundesliga, Boniface has become the subject of intense speculation regarding his future. Chelsea, currently closely monitoring the player, has included him in their shortlist of striker targets for the upcoming January transfer window, as reported by the as reported by the Goal.com and the Mirror.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen on reinforcing his squad with a new center-forward, and Victor Boniface’s prowess has caught the attention of the Chelsea hierarchy. The Nigerian international’s recent dip in form has not deterred the London club, and they are actively considering him as a potential addition to their attacking lineup.
On the other side of the continent, Serie A giants Juventus are also expressing a strong interest in the Bayer Leverkusen ace. According to reports from Calciomercato, via German newspaper Sportbild, Juventus sees Victor Boniface as a prime candidate to replace Dušan Vlahović, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal.
The Italian side is evidently preparing for the potential departure of Vlahović and believes that Boniface’s impressive performances in the Bundesliga make him an ideal replacement. As the winter transfer window approaches, both Juventus and Chelsea are expected to intensify their efforts to secure the signature of the highly sought-after Nigerian striker.
According to Transfermarkt, the current market value of the striker is estimated at €40 million. Considering the fact that the Nigerian joined Leverkusen last summer and signed a long-term five-year deal, it is impossible to imagine that the German club will settle for less when negotiating the transfer fee
As the race for Victor Boniface heats up, it remains to be seen whether the talented forward will make a move to the English Premier League or Serie A, adding another layer of excitement to the upcoming transfer window.