Stoke, PSG… and now Bayern Munich! Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting heads for the Allianz Arena on a one-year deal after leaving Ligue 1 giants… just six weeks after losing to them in the Champions League final
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has joined Bayern Munich on a one-year contract after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.
The forward departed the Ligue 1 giants at the end of last season and has now swapped France for Germany on a free.
The 31-year-old, who played for Stoke for one year from 2017, lined up for PSG against Bayern in the Champions League final just six weeks ago.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has joined Bayern Munich on a one-year contract after leaving PSG
Bayern revealed new signing on transfer deadline day and Choupo-Moting will wear No 13 shirt
The 31-year-old, who played for Stoke for one year from 2017, has joined Bayern on a free
Choupo-Moting was introduced in the 80th minute as PSG went in search of an equaliser but Bayern held out, sealing a 1-0 victory in the showpiece on August 23.
‘It’s a great feeling to come back to the Bundesliga – and then to the biggest club in Germany,’ he told the club’s website on Monday.
‘Who wouldn’t want to play for FC Bayern? It’s an honour to play for this club. At FC Bayern, the aim is always to win everything, and I am highly motivated to achieve these goals.’
He (middle) lined up for PSG against Bayern in the Champions League final just six weeks ago
Choupo-Moting began his career at Hamburg before moving to Mainz and then Schalke prior to his time in the Premier League with Stoke.
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: ‘I am happy that we were able to sign Eric. He gives our squad a depth on the offensive, especially in the centre, which we will need.
‘Eric gained international experience at Paris Saint-Germain, he knows the Bundesliga, Eric is coming on a free transfer. It all fits together very well.’