Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has extended his contract with the club until 2024.
The 33-year-old is currently the Bavarian club’s top goalscorer alongside talented teenager Jamal Musiala. He has bagged 15 goals and four assists in 24 appearances for the Rekordmeister.
Choupo-Moting has ably replaced Robert Lewandowski, who moved to Barcelona. Bayern signed Sadio Mane to replace Lewandowski, but the Cameroon international has upstaged him.
He has led the line for the Bundesliga champions and will continue his three-year stay at the club.
Following the signing of the contract extension, the striker told the club’s website: “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.”
The negotiating parties had already agreed to the basic deal days ago but had to iron out some details before the announcement.
Both parties only recently agreed there would be no unilateral or bilateral option to extend until 2025.
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic had been pushing for the extension in the past few weeks.
He knew that the player was garnering interest from other top European clubs and moved quickly to tie him down.
The club gave Choupo-Moting a significant increase in his pay. He will earn around €7 million with the increase in his salary and annual performance bonus.
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