Mohamed Amoura has signed for Wolfsburg on a five-year deal through to 30 June 2029. - © Imago
Mohamed Amoura has signed for Wolfsburg on a five-year deal through to 30 June 2029. - © Imago

Mohamed Amoura: Who is the Wolfsburg and Algeria forward?


Mohamed Amoura has joined Wolfsburg, reward for his 17 goals for Belgian Pro League runners-up and domestic cup winners Union Saint-Gilloise in 2023/24. profiles the Algeria international...

Data correct as of 8 July 2024

Mohamed Amoura

Age: 24 (born 9 May 2000)

Winger/ forward
Algeria (27 caps, six goals)

Only Brugge counterpart Kévin Denkey (22 goals) outscored Amoura in Belgium's top flight last season. Wolfsburg's new No.9 also chipped in with two UEFA Europa League strikes, as well as two in the Croky Cup and one in the Championship play-offs - not to mention seven assists across his 45 competitive appearances. It marks the Algerian's most prolific return yet on European soil. His next-best return for total goal involvement was 12 for Switzerland's Lugano in 2022/23. The 5'7" left-footer - who also hit 18 goals and eight assists for Algeria's Sétif in 2021/22 - has been on the senior international circuit since October 2021.

Plays a bit like: Timo Werner

A pacy forward, who can play on either flank or through the middle, Amoura has more than a dash of Timo 'Turbo' Werner about his game. He loves to have the ball at his feet, too, while his low centre of gravity makes him very difficult to shrug off the ball.

Did you know?

Amoura is rated 91 for pace on EA Sports' FC24 simulator, putting him level with Leroy Sané. Among Bundesliga players in the same category, only wing-backs Alphonso Davies and Jeremie Frimpong (both 94) rank higher.

Amoura's (r.) pace and acceleration will be a real weapon for Wolfsburg in 2024/25. - Imago

What they're saying

"We're delighted that he'll be a VfL Wolfsburg player going forward. He fits our requirements perfectly, offers tremendous speed and goal threat and can play in multiple positions in attack. We're sure he'll bring a lot of joy to VfL and the Bundesliga as a whole." - Wolfsburg sporting director Sebastian Schindzielorz

"He's got what it takes to thrive in Germany. What coaches see, besides the goals and the pace, is that he has the capacity to keep running and running to press the opposition." - Nordin Jabri, ex-Belgium international turned pundit