Victor Boniface on Chelsea’s radar from Bayer Leverkusen

Chelsea is interested in 23-year-old striker Victor Boniface from Bayer Leverkusen, who has been impressive this season.

Chelsea Targetting Victor Boniface From Bayer Leverkusen
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As per SportBILD, Chelsea have pinpointed the 23-year-old as a primary target to enhance their forward lineup. Boniface has shone brightly for Bayer Leverkusen this season, amassing 10 goals and seven assists in 16 Bundesliga matches, along with four goals and one assist in five Europa League appearances.

Nevertheless, Leverkusen has demonstrated no willingness to entertain offers for Boniface, particularly given his significance to their team. The German outfit values the 23-year-old striker at €40 million (£34m/$43.28m), considering him a cornerstone of their future endeavours. Furthermore, with Boniface under contract until 2028, Leverkusen possess a strong bargaining position, necessitating Chelsea to present a substantial financial package to secure his services.

Chelsea are also monitoring Flamengo forward Pedro closely. However, despite the London club’s potential interest in acquiring the Brazilian striker, Pedro has encountered disapproval from his own club’s supporters.

According to a report from O Dia, Pedro’s recent performance against Boa Vista did little to placate the disgruntled fans. Despite scoring a goal, Pedro faced jeers from the crowd when substituted, having missed several scoring opportunities in the first half and failing to convert a penalty, compounding the frustration among Flamengo supporters.

While rumors of Chelsea’s interest in Pedro have emerged, both the player’s representatives and Flamengo have denied any knowledge of such inquiries. Nonetheless, O Dia insists that Chelsea are indeed eyeing the promising striker. Whether this interest culminates in a formal bid remains uncertain, although Chelsea’s priorities reportedly include Napoli’s Victor Osimhen or Ivan Toney of Brentford.

Victor Boniface

Victor Okoh Boniface

Forwarder

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Age: 24

190 cm

kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 19 11 Missed
Minutes 1397 73.5 Avg
Goals 11 0.6 Avg
Assist 8 0.4 Avg
Attempt 72 3.8 Avg
Passes 322 16.971.5% AvgSucc
Yellow 2 0.1 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 16 times for 1305 minutes for Bundesliga.

Victor Boniface scored 10 goals for Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He procured 7 assists. He received 2 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 1st in Bundesliga. In the last match Bayer 04 Leverkusen won 2-1 against Heidenheim. The next match in Bundesliga will be against FSV Mainz 05.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen performance and stats

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Manager: Xabi Alonso
Rank 1st
Win 25
Draw 5
Loss 0
Goals 75-20
Diff 55

Bayer 04 Leverkusen is currently 1st in the Bundesliga with 58 points.

In the last 22 games, it has won 18 times and drawn 4 times. In its last match, Bayer 04 Leverkusen won 1-2 against Heidenheim.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 57 goals and conceding 15.​

Bayer 04 Leverkusen will play the next match in Bundesliga against FSV Mainz 05 on Friday 23rd of February in Leverkusen. The prediction is Bayer 04 Leverkusen winning the match.​

Chelsea performance and stats

Chelsea

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino Trossero
Rank 9th
Win 13
Draw 8
Loss 11
Goals 61-57
Diff 4

Chelsea is currently 10th in the Premier League with 35 points.

In the last 25 games, it has won 10 times, drawn 5 times, and lost 10 times. In its last match, Chelsea drawn 1-1 against Manchester City.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 42 goals and conceding 41.​

Chelsea will play the next match in Premier League against Brentford on Saturday 2nd of March in Brentford.​