FC Bayern have signed 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.
Board member for sport Hasan Salihamidžić: “I’m glad we were able to sign Eric. He gives our squad depth in attack, especially in the centre, which we will need. 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.”
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: “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.”
Born in Hamburg, Choupo-Moting returns to the Bundesliga after playing abroad in England (Stoke City, 2017/18 season) and the French capital (2018 – 2020). He took his first steps as a professional footballer with Hamburger SV, then had spells in the Bundesliga at 1. FC Nürnberg, FSV Mainz 05 and Schalke 04, before moving abroad. As a youngster, Choupo-Moting represented Germany at various youth levels but later opted to play for the Cameroon senior national team, for whom he has made 49 appearances and scored 14 goals.