Eric Choupo-Moting signs one-year contract extension with Bayern


Choupo-Moting signs one-year contract extension with Bayern

Bayern Munich and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting have agreed on a one-year contract extension that will keep the Cameroon international forward with the record Bundesliga champions until 30 June 2024.

Only Jamal Musiala can match Choupo-Moting’s tally of 15 goals in 24 competitive outings this season, including nine in 16 Bundesliga games, which has helped fill the void left by Robert Lewandowski’s summer departure for Barcelona.

His performances in the current campaign and his overall contribution since joining from Paris Saint-Germain in October 2020 have convinced Bayern to offer the former Mainzand Schalke forward an additional 12 months on his current deal.

“I’m super happy to be staying longer and continuing to have lots of fun with the club. I feel very much at home here. My family also feel at home in Munich. That’s a very important point for me,” said Choupo-Moting, who turns 34 this month.

“I’m obviously pleased I can help the team so much. I get on really well with the guys, we work hard on our goals. The competition is big, but when you want to be among the best, that’s part of it. It’s the only way you can win lots of titles. And we’ve still got big plans. The whole package is right at FC Bayern. There’s no reason to change anything.“

Choupo-Moting, who started his professional career at his hometown club Hamburg, has helped Bayern win a Bundesliga title, two DFL Supercups and the FIFA Club World Cup during his time at the Allianz Arena.

“We’re very pleased that Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will be staying with us for another year,” said Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. “Choupo is an artist on the ball and has performed really well in recent years. He helped us in the first half of this season to fill the gap we had at centre-forward. He’s done really well and backed up his performances in games this year. We’re glad to have him and be able to work with him until summer 2024.”