Bad news for West Ham as Leverkusen get huge boost


West Ham will have to contend with a formidable foe in the form of Bayer Leverkusen’s striker Victor Boniface who returns to fitness ahead of Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final clash at The Bay Arena.

After a three-month absence due to an adductor injury, which caused him to miss the Africa Cup of Nations, the 23-year-old made a comeback in the 65th minute against Düsseldorf on Wednesday, showcasing glimpses of his talent for Leverkusen.

Boniface was again utilised as a substitute in Leverkusen’s recent 1-0 Bundesliga victory, a win that puts the club on the cusp of their first title. Prior to his injury, Boniface impressed with 16 goals and nine assists in 24 appearances across all competitions for Die Werkself.

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Teaming up with Patrik Schick, Borja Iglesias, and Adam Hlozek, Boniface forms a formidable quartet crucial for Alonso’s side as they enter the season’s final stages.

However, concerns arise over Hlozek’s fitness following the win against Berlin, although the club is yet to confirm any news. It’s worth noting that Hlozek was previously linked with West Ham before his move from Sparta Prague to Germany.

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