Everton are weighing up a potential move for Victor Boniface this summer.
According to football journalist Sacha Tavolieri, writing on his Twitter page, Everton are considering making a push to sign Victor Boniface, having made initial contact with the player, who would be open to a switch to Goodison Park. However, discussions with Union SG are yet to commence.
Everton have previously been linked with Jamie Vardy this summer. Whilst a move for the Leicester City veteran would be questionable, it’s clear the Sean Dyche needs to add additional firepower to his squad this summer, especially in the wake of Ellis Simms’ departure.
A move for 22-year-old Boniface, who has played all his club football in Norway and Belgium to date, would be the antithesis of an effort to sign Vardy. However, bringing in the Nigerian hitman would still represent a significant risk.
Who is Victor Boniface?
Boniface began his senior career with Norwegian outfit Bodo/Glimt, and notched 23 goals in 66 appearances for the club. That impressive return for a youngster was enough for Union SG to bring him to the Belgian Pro League last summer. He enjoyed a fine debut season for the club, bagging 17 goals across all competitions. Boniface shined particularly brightly on the European stage where he ended the season as the Europa League joint-top-scorer, an award he shared with Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford.
However, whether he could consistently impress at Premier League level remains to be seen. He has earned the right to try and prove his worth though, and if Everton can get a deal done at a fair price they would be wise to bring Boniface to Merseyside.