Wednesday Oct 07, 2020. 09:10
Cameroon captain Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s big move to German giants FC Bayern Munich has been explained.
The 31-year-old striker joined the Bavarians after being released by reigning French champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the end of the 2019/20 season.
Choupo-Moting has been handed a contract until 30 June 2021 having helped PSG reach the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League final where they lost to Bayern.
Bayern’s board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic explained that the reigning European champions signed Choupo-Moting because he boasts European experience.
“I’m glad we were able to sign Eric. He gives our squad depth in attack, especially in the centre, which we will need,” Salihamidzic told the club’s official website.
“Eric has gained European experience at Paris Saint-Germain, he knows the Bundesliga, and arrives on a free transfer. It all fits together very well.”
The Germany-born player, who played has played for Mainz 05, Hamburger SV and Schalke 04 in the German Bundesliga, is pleased to have joined Bayern.
“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,” he said.
“It’s always Bayern’s aspiration to win everything, and I’m hugely motivated to help them achieve those goals.”