Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has joined Paris Saint-Germain from English club Stoke City, the German-Cameroonian has signed a two-year contract and is now tied to the Paris based club until 30 June 2020.
The Cameroon international (45 caps, 13 goals), 29-years-old, began football with his hometown club Hamburg SV, before joining FSV Mainz 05, where he played under coach Thomas Tuchel between 2011 and 2014. He then played for Schalke 04 between 2014 and 2017, before a first overseas adventure in the Premier League with Stoke City.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting played 204 Bundesliga matches and 30 Premier League matches, and also made 27 European appearances, including 11 in the Champions League.
After representing Germany as a youth international, he chose to play senior international football for Cameroon and appeared at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with the Indomitable Lions.
✍️? La première interview d'Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting ?? pic.twitter.com/wOyGcVfIAo
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“I am extremely honoured to be signing for this big European club Paris Saint-Germain,” declared Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting after signing his contract. “I would like to thank the directors and the coach for the confidence they have shown in signing me. I will give my absolute maximum out on the pitch, every day, to show my dedication to my new club. Coming to France, a big football country, is a fantastic moment in my career. I will be playing with some extraordinary teammates, and I can’t wait to experience the atmosphere at the Parc des Princes!”
“We all wish a very warm welcome to Eric Maxim, whose signature marks the close of our mercato,” explained Paris Saint-Germain Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. “He has gained a lot of experience in his career, especially in Germany and with the Cameroon national team, two top countries in international football. His profile completes our squad, especially with a long season ahead of us. Our players, and the entire club, will help him settle quickly and our supporters will also welcome him in style.”