Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting does not have long left on his current contract with Bayern Munich, as it is set to expire next summer. Over the summer, there was a possibility that the club was going to possibly sell him, but they ultimately made the decision to keep him in the ranks, even with the arrival of Harry Kane from Tottenham and with Mathys Tel’s decision to stay at the club and not push for a move away.
To no surprise, Choupo-Moting’s minutes so far this season have been few and far between due to the presence of both Kane and Tel, but the Cameroon international has still been able to tally three goals from 17 appearances across all competitions. His most recent goal contribution came in Bayern’s 4-2 win over Heidenheim in the Bundesliga, scoring Bayern’s fourth goal after they had blown a two-goal lead to the visitors.
Despite having to play second fiddle to Kane, and at times, third fiddle behind Tel, Choupo is reportedly more than happy to see out the rest of his contract at Bayern and then potentially leave the club during the summer transfer window, as per Sky Sport journalist Florian Plettenberg (via @iMiaSanMia). Before now, there was a consideration that he could be up for sale during the January transfer window, but that now looks to be unlikely.
As it stands, Bayern’s priorities in the winter transfer window have to do with incomings, as Thomas Tuchel is keen on bringing in defensive reinforcements in addition to possibly still signing a defensive midfielder. In attack, largely thanks to the addition of Kane during the summer window, Bayern is showing no signs of not being able to score. They have scored a total of 43 goals in the Bundesliga, which is more than any other team has scored in their domestic league across Europe’s five major top flights.
Defense is where most of Bayern’s issues stem from and Tuchel would certainly not mind keeping Choupo-Moting for the remainder of the season with the experience he brings to the table.