Bayern Munich have announced they have extended the contract of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting until 2024.
Bayern have a policy to only hand players over the age of 30 one-year extensions. This was seen last season with Manuel Neuer and Thomas Müller both signing one-year extensions.
On his extension at Bayern, Choupo-Moting said: “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. 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.“
While sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic expressed his thoughts: “We’ve very pleased that Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will be staying with us for another year. 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.”
This season has been Choupo-Moting’s best since joining from PSG in 2020 on a free transfer. The Cameroon international has played 24 times for Bayern scoring 15 and assisting four. The 33-year-old is the club’s joint top scorer this season with Jamal Musiala.
After initially being on the bench at the beginning of the season, Choupo-Moting turned his and Bayern’s rut in the league around as they had been missing a traditional number nine since the departure of Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona in the summer.
Bayern are currently first in the league, level on points with Borussia Dortmund. While they are in the quarter-finals of the DFB Pokal and are currently leading PSG 1-0 in their Champions League round of 16 tie.
GGFN | Jack Meenan