It seemed inevitable at one point that Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting would end up re-signing with Paris Saint-Germain. But in a surprising turn of events, Choupo-Moting wound up leaving PSG to sign with Bundesliga side FC Bayern Munich.
As a result, PSG decided to sign Everton forward Moise Kean on a one-year loan deal to replace Choupo-Moting and become the team’s new backup center forward.
There were rumors before Choupo-Moting’s signing with Bayern that he declined a contract offer from PSG. The French side reportedly settled on offering Choupo-Moting a one-year deal, but the forward wanted a two-year contract offer. During a press conference with Bayern Munich (via Sport 1), Choupo-Moting noted that PSG did indeed offer him a contract deal.
“I’ll be honest, there were other inquiries — some very interesting ones,” Choupo-Moting said. “When I heard about FC Bayern, it was clear. I spoke to the guys from PSG and I also told Neymar that Bayern were my favorite. Paris wanted me to stay — but I didn’t accept it.”
Choupo-Moting ended up signing a one-year deal with Bayern Munich, which brings up the question of why did he decline the same offer that he received from PSG. Both sides have moved on, and PSG will look to Kean to provide a goal-scoring spark off of the bench over this season.
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