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Bayern Munich Signs Costa, Choupo-Moting

Bayern Munich has completed the signing of former Stoke City and Cameroon international Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting on a one-year contract. The Hamburg-born 31-year-old striker was a free agent after his contract expired at Paris St-Germain last month.

Choupo-Moting played for Hamburg, Mainz and Schalke before joining English Premier League side Stoke City were he scored five goals before the club was relegated from the Premier League in 2017-18. He moved to Paris St-Germain after Stoke City was relegated. 

Although he was not a regular starter, he scored a stoppage-time winner in the Champions League quarter-finals in August to complete Paris St-Germain late comeback against Atalanta and was a late substitute as PSG lost to Bayern in the final. 

Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said: “He gives our squad depth on the offensive, especially in the centre. “Eric gained international experience at Paris St-Germain, he knows the Bundesliga and is coming on a free transfer. It all fits together very well.”

Costa scored 14 goals in 77 appearances for Bayern between 2015 and 2017, winning the Bundesliga in both seasons, before joining Italian giants Juventus initially on loan. He said: “I had a wonderful time in Munich with many successes and I am sure that we will win titles again now.”

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