Victor Boniface open to Everton move but no offer yet

Victor Boniface open to Everton move but no offer yet
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Victor Boniface, Nigeria and Union Saint-Gilloise (USG) striker, is on a potential move away from the Joseph Marien Stadium as Everton have made contacts with the player's representatives and is keen to make the move.

22-year-old Victor proved his worth for Union last season as he continued his goal-scoring form of the 2021/22 season from Norway to the Belgian league last campaign.

Victor Boniface has scored an impressive 22 goals and provided 12 assists across the various competitions he featured for Union Saint-Gilloise and his former club, Bodo/Glimt in the last two years.

Victor has shown what he's capable of, prompting Everton to take the initial step of making enquiries about the player who they see as a potential option upfront.

The Toffees avoided relegation last season needing a crucial final-day victory over Bournemouth to secure their place in the Premier League.

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Everton's situation last campaign was largely due to their struggles in front of goal, and are keen to remedy the anomaly by signing a striker who has the potential of scoring goals.

According to respected journalist Sacha Tavolieri who released a post on his official Twitter handle, Everton are yet to make an official bid for the player but the Goodison Park side have made contact with Boniface’s representatives, and the Nigerian striker is open to the idea of joining the Premier League club.

Tavolieri's statement “We are not yet at the stage of formal negotiations but I understand Everton FC took initial information on player’s side to glimpse the possibilities of a deal for Victor Boniface.”

Tavolieri made it clear that Everton have not made an offer yet but that the two-time Eliteserien winner is willing to make the move.

“There is actually absolutely NO offer for the Nigerian striker on the table of Union Saint-Gilloise even though the player’s open to a move.”

We'll see what happens in the coming weeks as regards this deal, as Everton continue to search for options to bolster their attack before the new season.

If this deal happens, Victor Boniface will join Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi, who played a crucial role in Everton's survival in the league last season.

The Nigerian forward was the joint top scorer in the Europa League last season, scoring an impressive six goals. According to other reports, a few German clubs have also shown interest in his services, but the charm of playing in the Premier League could be the difference maker in the player opting for Everton.

Victor Boniface stats for Union Saint-Gilloise

Since his move from Bodo/Glimt in 2022 to the Belgian side, Victor Boniface has impressed in his first season at Union Saint-Gilloise.

  • Victor scored nine goals and eight assists in 37 appearances for the 2022 Belgian league runners-up.
  • Victor also scored six goals in the Europa league for USG last season, finishing as joint top scorer.

His nine league goals for Alexander Blessin side last season was a good return for a player coming into a new league with different expectations.

Victor Boniface in action for USG
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Frequently Asked Questions about Victor Boniface

Where did Victor Boniface start his football career?

Victor began his football career at Real Sapphire Football Club in Nigeria.

Which European club did Victor Boniface first player in?

Victor's first team in Europe was Bodo/Glimt which he joined in 2019.

How old is Victor Boniface?

Born on 23 December 2000, Victor is 22 years old.

How many trophies have Victor Boniface won?

He's won two trophies. Both trophies came while playing for Bodo/Glimt in Norway.

Who are Victor Boniface representatives?

Victor Boniface is currently represented by Aneke/Players Management Group, the same agency that handles Super Eagles stars Odion Ighalo and Chidera Ejuke.

This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago

Joseph is a freelance writer who spends most of his time writing engaging football contents. Based in Nigeria, Joseph is a die-hard Real Madrid fan with over 8 years experience in the sports betting space. He has covered football match previews, predictions, and news across leagues in Africa and Europe.