Striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Signs for Bayern Munich

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting with Paris Saint-Germain in 2019. Photo by Greig Cowie/BPI/Shutterstock (10415969cb)

After becoming available over the summer on a free transfer after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired, striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting finally found a new team just ahead of the Monday night transfer deadline, signing with Bayern Munich.

Choupo-Moting, who has spent the majority of his career in Germany playing for Hamburger SV, Mainz 05, and Schalke 04, will return to the country to fill a role as a backup striker for the reigning Champions League winners on a one-year deal.

The Cameroonian international signed for PSG on a free transfer in 2018, where he played limited minutes in a talented offense which included players like Neymar Jr, Edinson Cavani, and Kylian Mbappe.

He scored a total of 9 goals over 51 games for the Parisians along with 3 assists, most notably scoring a miraculous stoppage-time goal in the Champions League semi-finals in August to secure a 2-1 win over Atalanta.

Choupo-Moting spoke optimistically of his new deal with Bayern Munich, saying, “”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 is expected to join his new team in training this week as he prepares to settle into a role as Robert Lewandowski’s backup at the striker position.