Newcastle United is reportedly eager to secure the services of a £17 million attacker, renowned for his prowess in aerial play, during the upcoming January transfer window. The Magpies have identified Bayer Leverkusen’s forward, Victor Boniface, as a primary target, as disclosed by The Sun.
Newcastle, led by Eddie Howe, has been enjoying a resurgent period, achieving three wins in their last four Premier League matches and notably defeating strong opponents such as Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. However, the club is now preparing for the January transfer window, aiming to strengthen their squad for both domestic and European competitions, and Victor Boniface has emerged as a potential addition to the team.
The Sun’s report highlights Newcastle’s interest in Boniface as they seek to enhance their attacking options. Newcastle’s scouts closely observed the striker’s performances while representing Nigeria against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique during the international break.
Eddie Howe is particularly keen on adding a dimension of physicality to the team’s attacking lineup, and Victor Boniface is considered a top priority in this regard. Boniface has been in remarkable form in the German Bundesliga this season, netting seven goals in just as many appearances after his £17 million transfer from Union Saint Gilloise in Belgium to Bayer Leverkusen during the summer. His current manager, Xabi Alonso, has described him as a “complete” forward, suggesting that he would bring a distinctive style of play to Newcastle.
The Bundesliga’s official website also commends Boniface for his exceptional aerial abilities and hails him as an all-around forward. Despite already having two talented forwards in Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson, Newcastle is still keen on recruiting Boniface.
Although it may seem improbable for Boniface to leave Leverkusen shortly after joining, if he maintains his impressive form in Germany, it’s expected that he will attract interest from several top clubs in the coming months.