Bayern reward Choupo-Moting

04 June 2021 21:50:43 GMTPlus10

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has targeted Champions League glory after signing a two-year contract extension with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

The German giants, whose defence of the Champions League this season ended with a quarter-final defeat at the hands of Choupo-Moting's former club Paris Saint-Germain, are 7.00 to reclaim the trophy in 2021-22.

Choupo-Moting moved to Munich on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020. His last game for PSG was as substitute in their 1-0 Champions League final loss at the hands of Bayern.

The 32-year-old German-born Cameroon international had a fairly undistinguished start to his career playing for Hamburg, Nuremburg, Mainz and Schalke in the German top division before joining Stoke City for the 2017-18 season.

He made 26 starts for the Potters, scoring five goals, but could not help prevent relegation from the Premier League.

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Choupo-Moting then struggled to claim a regular starting berth at PSG and in his first season at Bayern he only started eight times, scoring three goals. He added another four goals in seven Champions League appearances.

His versatility - he can play anywhere along on the front line - has persuaded Bayern to offer him a new deal and Choupo-Moting described being "proud" at committing his future to the Bavarian powers.

"I am proud to be here," he told the Bayern Munich website. "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."

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