Eric Choupo-Moting set to sign for... Bayern Munich?!

The former PSG forward, currently available on a free, has been snapped up by the Bavarian giants as cover for Robert Lewandowski

12:31pm on Sunday 4th October 2020
Paul Macdonald

Eric Choupo-Moting is close to signing with European champions Bayern Munich on a free transfer, reports from Germany suggest.

The former PSG forward is available on a free after his contract with Les Parisiens ended at the close of the 2019/20 season.

The 31-year-old has become a bit of a cult figure in Paris after his move there, having spent the season before in the Premier League with Stoke, who were ultimately relegated.

But he made some important cameos from the bench for the Ligue 1 giants, including a crucial goal against Atalanta in the Champions League, helping them to turn around the tie.

He made just 13 league starts in total for PSG across two seasons, regularly given minutes from the bench, and Bayern see him as the type of back-up forward who will be happy to play second-string to Robert Lewandowski, who will play most weeks.

Bayern have been careful in the transfer market this summer, with Leroy Sane their only flagship arrival, and they were reluctant to spend big on a forward who would receive minimal minutes.

Choupo-Moting, who managed three goals and an assist last season, is the ideal candidate for the position.

Eric Choupo-Moting: Career Stats, Matches and Position

Latest news

European Golden Shoe

European Golden Shoe 2021/22: Lewandowski wins again as Mbappe grabs second

The Bayern striker has claimed glory in the award for a second straight year and some big name rivals were also prominent in the European golden boot race.

  • 6 months
European Assists King

European Assists King 2021/22: Mbappe and Muller share award as Messi makes podium

The PSG and Bayern forwards could not be separated in the creative standings as the club season reached its conclusion.

  • 6 months
Premier League

Premier League top scorers 2021/22: Salah and Son share Golden Boot, Ronaldo 3rd

The Liverpool and Tottenham stars have finished level in the final goalscoring standings for England's top flight this season.

  • 6 months
Premier League

Premier League Table: Manchester City beat Liverpool to title

Manchester City claimed the Premier League title on the final day of the season, edging Liverpool into second

  • 6 months

La Liga Table: Sevilla book Champions League qualification

Sevilla have booked their place in next season's Champions League after drawing 1-1 at Atletico Madrid on Sunday evening.

  • 6 months

How Chelsea and Liverpool could line up in FA Cup final

Chelsea's last chance at silverware comes in Saturday's FA Cup final while Liverpool are bidding for a historic quadruple

  • 6 months

Most read