San Diego Wave FC has acquired the rights to Swedish striker Sofia Jakobsson in a transfer with Bayern Munich.
The 31-year-old will officially join the San Diego NWSL team pending her International Transfer Certificate and P1 visa.
We could write out all the reasons why we're excited to have @JakobssonSofia join Wave FC, but we'd rather you see for yourself 🌊 pic.twitter.com/OprD4N2y13— San Diego Wave FC (@sandiegowavefc) January 15, 2022
We could write out all the reasons why we're excited to have @JakobssonSofia join Wave FC, but we'd rather you see for yourself 🌊 pic.twitter.com/OprD4N2y13
Jakobsson’s move comes after a short stint with Bayern Munich that began in July following a 33-match 2020-2021 campaign with Real Madrid. The Swedish star notched eight goals and seven assists during her season with the Spanish club.
A veteran on Sweden’s national team, Jakobsson has appeared in over 100 matches for her country, scoring 23 international goals and leading her side in three World Cups.
“Sofia is a natural goal scorer and a proven winner at the highest levels of the game,” said Wave FC head coach Casey Stoney. “She’ll bring yet another scoring threat to Wave FC’s attack.”
According to Meg Linehan of the Athletic, Jakobsson’s contract will be for three seasons, with her salary covered by allocation money.
The Swede joins USWNT star Alex Morgan on San Diego’s impressive attacking lineup.