La Liga side Sevilla are set to join the race to sign Nigerian striker, Victor Boniface, from Belgian Jupiler League side Royale Union Saint Gilloise according to reports.
The name of the Nigerian has been mentioned in Sevilla’s boardroom as a potential replacement for forwards Youssef En-Nesyri and Rafa Mir should they both end up leaving the club before the start of the 2023/23 season.
En-Nesyri is on the radar of Premier League big boys Newcastle United while Rafa Mir is keen on a return to Valencia. Sevilla Sporting Director Víctor Orta is said to have followed the progress of the Nigerian who scored a total of 22 goals also providing 12 assists in 55 games for Union last season.
Boniface who joined Union Saint Goilloise from Norwegian side Bodo/Glimit for €2 million last season is currently valued at €12m by highly respected football statistics website Transfermarkt. In comparison, the club is said to be requesting for a fee between €15m to €20m before parting ways with their high-valued asset.
Everton are also said to be interested in the 22-year-old, hoping to rebuild their squad ahead of the coming season. The Nigerian is also on the radar of Italian Serie A champions Napoli as they hope he can serve as a replacement for Victor Osimhen should the Super Eagles star depart the club this summer.
Union will be hoping to hold on to the Nigerian for another season but their decision to sell will most likely be affected by the offers on the table for the striker. Sevilla might be unwilling to pay €20m for the 22-year-old while the amount might just be right for Everton.