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Howe now keen on luring ‘complete’ £17.5m striker to Newcastle

Newcastle United are now interested in landing Bayer Leverkusen striker Victor Boniface after a blistering start to the Bundesliga season.

Bayer Leverkusen forward Victor Boniface has already attracted interest from Newcastle United.

That is according to The Sun, who claim that Newcastle are now looking to bring Boniface to St James’ Park.

The Magpies already have two superb strikers battling it out for Premier League starts with Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson in the mix.

Newcastle could look to add another option in 2024 though with one striker already on Eddie Howe’s radar.

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Newcastle United keen on signing Victor Boniface

The Sun now claim that Newcastle showing an interest in Bayer Leverkusen forward Victor Boniface.

It’s stated that Newcastle scouts watched Boniface in action for Nigeria against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique over the last week.

Newcastle are seemingly keeping ‘close tabs’ on Boniface ahead of potentially launching a 2024 move for his signature.

Eddie Howe is allegedly keen to add more physicality to his front line and is mindful of the fact that Wilson will be 32 in February.

Newcastle are trying to extend Wilson’s contract but the Magpies need to have options on their radar.

Boniface is the target in mind here, just a few months after he left Union Saint-Gilloise for a move to Leverkusen.

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Who is Newcastle target Boniface?

Boniface emerged with Real Sapphire in Nigeria before heading to Norway with Bodo/Glimt in 2019.

The 6ft 3in striker showed huge potential in Norway, hitting 23 goals in 66 games to land a 2022 move to Union Saint-Gilloise.

The goals kept flowing; Boniface scored 17 times in 51 games last season, tempting Leverkusen into splashing around £17.5million to sign him in July.

Nobody really expected Boniface to be this good this quickly in Germany. He has already racked up seven goals in seven Bundesliga games.

Still only 22, Boniface is making an instant impact but also still has bags of potential, which is why Newcastle are now interested.

Hailed as a ‘complete’ striker by boss Xabi Alonso, Boniface is going to cost a lot of money very soon – and Newcaslte may well pay it.

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