It seemed inevitable at one point that Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting would re-sign with Paris Saint-Germain after his contract with the club expired. 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 new backup center-forward.
There were rumors before Choupo-Moting’s signing with Bayern that he ended up declining a contract offer from PSG. The French side reportedly settled on offering Choupo-Moting a one-year deal, but the forward remained firm on his stance in wanting a two-year contract offer In a press conference with Bayern Munich (via Sport 1), Choupo-Moting did not confirm the specifics of this rumor but he did say that PSG offered 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, which brings up the question of why he declined the exact same offer that he received from PSG. Both sides have now moved on, and PSG will look to Kean to provide a goal-scoring spark off the bench over this season.
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