West Ham United have been linked with a move to sign Copenhagen striker Jonas Wind as a potential replacement for former star Sebastian Haller.
Haller left the London Stadium earlier in the January transfer window and this has left the Hammers looking for a potential replacement in the market, following a rejected bid for Sevilla striker Youssef-En-Nesyri.
Should West Ham sign Wind this month?
West Ham interested in Wind
The Telegraph has stated that David Moyes’ men are keen on the signature of Wind, with the Hammers looking to bolster their attack following Haller’s departure. While the interest is certainly there in the Copenhagen man, the report also claims that a move for him remains an unlikely possibility this month. Wind hasn’t been in the club’s squad in the last four games.
The 21-year-old Danish forward has made nine league appearances for Copenhagen this season. He has found the back of the net five times, assisting once. He also scored twice for the club in the Europa League qualifying stages (as per Transfermarkt).
In the 2019/20 campaign, Wind had made 19 appearances in all competitions and scored ten times, picking up four assists. He had suffered a knee injury that had kept him out of many games.
In an interview with TipsBladet, Wind recently said that he’s not in a hurry to leave Copenhagen and he wants to win trophies at his current club before potentially moving on.
Wind would be a good move for West Ham
Wind has already made four appearances for the Danish national team, scoring two goals and he made his debut last year. He is still 21 and might still have the potential to develop in the future.
The Hammers do have Michail Antonio as a striker option in the team and he has scored twice in the last two games. This shows that as long as Antonio is fit, West Ham may not need a readymade striker and since Wind is 21, still young and perhaps not a finished article, he would fit the bill in terms of a backup option.
In other news, West Ham are pressing to sign a Serie A star – read more here.
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