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Breaking: Bayern Munich extends deal with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting through 2023

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It is official: Bayern Munich has agreed to terms with back-up forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting per a release from the club:

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 30 June 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 sporting director 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.”

As for Choupo-Moting, he is excited to extend his stay in Bavaria.

“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,” said Choupo-Moting. “I’m looking forward to getting to know Munich even better, to becoming even more at home here, because Munich is a beautiful city.”