Choupo-Moting Set To Extend Stay At Bayern
Cameroon international Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is set to extend his stay at Bayern Munich when his contract expires at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old’s contract with Bayern is set to expire at the end of June but Bayern have an option of extending the contract.
According to Bild, a one-year-deal has been agreed in principle, and Choupo-Moting is expected to put pen to paper before the end of May.
Choupo-Moting has impressed while filling in for Robert Lewandowski recently, scoring four goals in his last five games.
Bayern sees the move as making good business sense given the player’s comparatively low salary at the club.
The former Paris St-Germain attacker has featured 30 times for Hans-Dieter Flick’s coached side in all competitions, scoring nine goals.
The Hamburg-born striker joined Bayern in April 2020 as a free agent after his contract expired at Paris St-Germain.
Choupo-Moting had made a surprise move to PSG after leaving Stoke City following their relegation to the Championship in 2018.
He was involved in contract extension talks with PSG but the two parties failed to agree on the duration of the potential deal.
The Indomitable Lions captain opted to return to Bundesliga where he previously played for Schalke, Hamburg and Mainz.
The former Germany youth player has also won 55 caps for Cameroon, scoring 15 goals and captaining his father’s homeland since 2018.
He took the Indomitable Lions armband prior to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, taking over from Benjamin Moukandjo, who announced retirement from international duty few months before the finals.