Victor Boniface has been ranked as the fifth-best signing of the 2023 summer transfer window in a compilation done by the renowned football website, www.goal.com.
According to Goal, “Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen are terrific fun going forward and spearheading their considerable attacking threat is Nigerian star Victor Boniface.
“The 22-year-old is already looking like a potentially world-class striker, excelling with his back to goal while also being capable of racing through and finishing from all over the penalty area.
“His rapid adaptation to life in the Bundesliga has been surprising, considering he only managed nine league goals for Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium last season and Leverkusen will sorely miss him when he jets off to the African Cup of Nations with Nigeria.”
Boniface, who joined Leverkusen from Saint-Gilloise for a fee reported to be within the range of £17.3 million ($22 million) during the summer, is behind four other players who have shone this season.
These are Marcus Thuram, who joined Inter Milan on a free transfer; Serhou Guirassy, who moved to VFB Stuttgart permanently for £7.7 million ($9.8 million); and Harry Kane, who joined Bayern Munich from Tottenham Hotspur for £86.6 million ($109.7 million).
Occupying the number one spot is none other than England international attacking midfielder Jude Bellingham, who departed Borussia Dortmund of Germany for Real Madrid of Spain in a deal worth a staggering £88 million ($111m).
Meanwhile, following an impressive start to life in Germany, Super Eagles striker Boniface has struck the back of the net 16 times and registered eight assists in 23 overall appearances for Leverkusen.