Jonas Wind: Who is Wolfsburg's new goalscorer?
Jonas Wind is following in the footsteps of the likes of Edin Dzeko, Bas Dost and Wout Weghorst at Wolfsburg. bundesliga.com profiles the April Rookie of the Month nominee...
Country: Denmark (12 caps/ four goals)
A graduate of the Copenhagen youth academy, Wind scored 13 goals in 17 outings in the 2016/17 U19 Boys League. He made his debut in the Danish Superliga at the age of 19, before becoming a first-team staple during the 2018/19 season. After scoring 10 times across his first two domestic campaigns with the pros, the 6'3" right-footed striker tallied 11 goals in 18 league games in 2020/21.
Wind moved to Wolfsburg during the 2021/22 winter transfer window, having scored a further 10 goals earlier that season for Copenhagen, including four in five UEFA Conference League outings. The 12-time senior international, who was part of the Denmark team that reached the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-finals, opened his Bundesliga account against Hoffenheim, on only his third appearance in a Wolfsburg shirt, and nothched a brace against Mainz on his 11th.
Plays a bit like: Sebastien Haller
Despite his goalscoring pedigree, Wind doesn't quite fit the No.9 mould. Strong in the air and physical, the Dane has a habit of dropping deep from a starting striker role to get involved in the build-up, much like Ajax's Sebastien Haller in his Eintracht Frankfurt days.
Did you know?
Jonas is the son of Per Wind, a former goalkeeper, two-time Denmark international and 1978 Danish Cup winner, who made over 580 competitive appearances during a 20-year stint with BK Frem.
Wind senior later spent over a decade in the role of Copenhagen goalkeeping coach, before working under first-team boss Stale Solbakken between 2013 and 2021.
Watch: Jonas Wind scored his second Bundesliga goal on Matchday 24 (from 00:12 seconds)
What they're saying
"Jonas is the complete striker. He's adapted to the Bundesliga really well, which is great for me." - Wolfsburg head coach Florian Kohfeldt
"Jonas has very good technique, finds solutions in the tightest of spaces, has a good heading game and really works for the team." - Wolfsburg sporting director Marcel Schäfer
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