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Victor Boniface backed to become Nigeria’s next €100m striker

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Boniface has taken the Bundesliga by storm since joining Leverkusen in the summer transfer window.

Victor Boniface has the potential to emulate Victor Osimhen as Nigeria’s next top-class striker, according to former Belgium coach Marc Wilmots.

Following a successful stint at Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise, Boniface joined Leverkusen in the summer to continue his development in Germany.

Since then, the 22-year-old has registered six goals and three assists in his six appearances across all competitions for Xabi Alonso’s side.

Boniface’s fantastic start at Leverkusen, however, hasn’t been surprising to Wilmots.

“I saw Boniface live ten times in Belgium and immediately said: What kind of striker is that?! He has everything,” he told Kicker.

“Of course he can still improve his left foot and his heading game, but these are just small things. 

“I quickly said that he is the best striker in the Belgian league and can move to Germany or even England. Leverkusen will have a lot of fun with him.”

Asked whether he expects the Nigerian star to have a €100m price tag someday, Wilmots responded: “Of course, Sure. He is young. If you see his potential – only a few strikers have that. He has many good qualities. 

“If he increases his quota and scores 15 to 20 goals, he has the opportunity to play for a top club in the Premier League. His goal must be to move to one of the top six there in two or three years.”