Created on 2021-06-04 at 15:06 PM
FC Bayern has extended Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's contract by two more years, until 30 June 2023. The 32-year-old striker moved to Munich from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in 2020, with his contract initially running until June 30, 2021. The Cameroon international featured in 32 competitive matches last season, scoring nine goals.
"We are happy that Maxim will stay with us for another two years," said Board Member for Sport Hasan Salihamidzic. "He is a very important player for us, performing strongly last season and scoring many goals. Maxim can be used in several positions, has very good technique, a lot of experience and is a goal threat. Aside from his sporting quality, Maxim is also important for our team as a person. He will help us achieve our goals in the next two years."
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: "I am proud to be here. FC Bayern is a very special club, the number one club in Germany and also one of the best clubs in the world. My first year here was great - on the pitch, but also off the pitch, we had a lot of fun together. I want to continue to have success with the team, I'd like to reach the DFB Cup final in Berlin and ideally win the Champions League." The striker has the footballing perspective in mind, but is also happy to stay with FC Bayern for another two years for personal reasons: "I'm looking forward to getting to know Munich even better, to becoming even more at home here, because Munich is a beautiful city."
Choupo-Moting's strike partner Robert Lewandowski was chosen as Bundesliga Player of the Season for 2020/21: