Italian giants AC Milan and Napoli have joined the race for in-form Nigerian striker Victor Boniface as they hope he can serve as replacement for their highly sought-after strikers Victor Osimhen and Rafael Leao.
Osimhen who leads the top scorer race in the Serie A with 21 goals from 23 games may be on his way out of Italy as interest from Premier League clubs Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal continue to mount on the Italian giants while Leao also finds himself in the same situation as he’s on the radar of some of the best teams in Europe.
Both teams over the season have monitored the progress of Boniface who joined Belgian Jupiler League title contenders Union Saint-Gilloise from Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt in a deal worth around €2m.
Since joining the Belgian side, Boniface has found the back of the net 19 times in 43 appearances across all competitions with the Belgian side in his maiden season at the club.
According to respected Italian journalist Daniele Longo of Calciomercato.com, Boniface’s agents have recently been in contact with Milan. According to reports, Lazio are also in the race for the Nigerian striker.
The Nigerian will be a good catch for the Italian sides as he’s been valued around €10m to €15m by Union Saint-Gilloise.