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Transfer: Leverkusen Slam €55m Price Tag On Boniface

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Bundesliga  champions  in waiting, Bayer Leverkusen, has placed a staggering  €55m transfer  fee on  Super Eagles forward, Victor Boniface  ahead of next summer transfer window.

Incidentally, an unnamed Premier League club has  reportedly approached Bayer Leverkusen with an inquiry about the availability of  the Super Eagles striker  who missed the last Africa Cup of Nations  due to injury on the eve of the tournament.

 

Leverkusen has declared  Boniface not for sale as they wished to keep him for another season but  has since placed  a fee of at least €55m  just in case for any   initial negotiations.

 

Boniface only joined Leverkusen from Union-Saint Gilloise in Belgium in the summer.

 

In his first season, the 23-year-old has 10 goals and seven assists in 16 games but he has been out with an abductor injury since January and  only returned to training  this week .

 

Yet  with Boniface  already linked  to  Arsenal  in January  and  manager  Mikel Arteta  poised  to  sign a high profile striker in the summer, there  is a growing speculations  that the Gunners  could that  be that mystery club.

 

The writing appears to be on the wall for Eddie Nketiah, who has barely featured of late except for a short cameo against FC Porto in the dying stages. Nketiah hasn’t started a game for Arsenal in 2024, and that’s even more significant when you realise Gabriel Jesus hasn’t been fit either.

 

And journalist Florian Plettenberg has now revealed that an ‘unknown’ English side have made an approach.

 

Sharing his update on X, Plettenberg said the 23-year-old has a ‘big market’ in England and one club has already made their move.

 

He explained: “News Victor Boniface: The 23 y/o striker has a big market in England. In addition, Bayer 04 has a concrete verbal inquiry for him from an unknown club from the Premier League.

 

 

“Boniface is not actually for sale as they would like to keep him

 

“If Leverkusen were to be willing to talk at all, offers of more than 55 million euros would have to be made.

 

“Boniface, now back in training after an adductor surgery in January.”

 

Of course, it remains to be seen how interested Arsenal are in Boniface, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility that they are the mystery club mentioned.

 

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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