By Beng Emmaneul
FC Bayern have signed Cameroon Captain Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. The 31-year-old striker, who last played for Champions League finalists Paris Saint-Germain, has been handed a contract until 30 June 2021.
The 31-year-old has been without club since his contract with Paris Saint Germain expired. He later rejected a short term contract with the French champions but has now decided to return the German top flight league with the reigning Budesliga and UEFA Champions League holders, Bayern Munich.
“It’s a great feeling coming back to the Bundesliga – and then to the biggest club in Germany. Who wouldn’t want to play for FC Bayern? It’s an honour to play for this club. It’s always Bayern’s aspiration to win everything, and I’m hugely motivated to help them achieve those goals, he’s quoted to have said on Bayern’s website.
Choupo-Moting has previously played in Germany. He began his youth career in 2004 with Teutonia 05 and made his Budesliga debut in 2007 for Hamburger SV. He’s also had spells with Schalke 04 and FSV Mainz 05.
The Cameroonian international who will serve as a secondary striker behind Lewandowski and as a winger forward has already completed his medical. He has be been assigned the squad number 13.
Eric Maxime Choupo-Moting was part of Paris Saint Germain squad that lost to Bayern Munich in the final of the UEFA Champions League. He came off the bench but failed to inspire the Ligue 1 side to a comeback like was the case against Atalanta in the quarterfinals.
His contract and presentation will be finalised by the end of today.