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Beyer Leverkusen splash €27.5m on Victor Boniface

Beyer Leverkusen splash €27.5m on Victor Boniface

Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen have agreed to sign Nigerian striker Victor Boniface from Belgian Jupiler League outfit Royale Union Saint-Gilloise for €27.5 million including add-ons. 

The Nigerian is expected to undergo his medical today while an announcement by the German club is imminent subject to the player passing the medicals. 

Boniface had been expected to leave the club after his explosive campaign with Union Saint-Gilloise in his only season at the club. The 22-year-old joined the Belgian side in the summer of 2022 from Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt for €2 million.

The Nigerian found the bag of the net 22 times while providing 12 assists in 55 games across all competitions last season. Boniface has also been a top target for Premier League side Everton.

Boniface in action

According to reports, Bayer Leverkusen’s offer for Victor Boniface is worth €20m plus €7.5m add-ons and clauses; could include a 15% sell-on clause as well. This is more than what Everton had offered for the striker.

“Bayer Leverkusen are set to sign Victor Boniface from Union St Gilloise, done deal — here we go #Bayer04 Fee will be €20m plus add-ons, it was advanced since yesterday and finally completed. Huge signing — Boniface will undergo medical today, as @berger_pj called,” Fabrizio Romano tweeted.

Boniface had agreed to personal terms with the German side. He is expected to sign a five-year deal with Leverkusen who are looking to bolster their attacking force ahead of the 2023/24 campaign. 

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