Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is currently even able to stand out from Bayern Munich's star ensemble - and not negatively, but positively. The Cameroonian scores as he wants and also plays enormously for the team. It is therefore completely clear that the 33-year-old would also like to make a contract extension financially palatable.
For a few weeks now, hardly anyone in Munich has been talking about Robert Lewandowski or complaining that there is no centre-forward available. After all, Choupo-Moting leaves nothing to be desired with its current performance. Salihamidzic's offspring Nick Salihamidzic recently even asked via Twitter whether Choupo-Moting is currently the best center forward in the world. A month ago this question would have sounded like a bad joke, now it has to be said that the 33-year-old is at least one of the best at the moment. It is also clear that the Bayern attacker cannot maintain this level forever, but it would certainly be valuable for the Munich team to extend the striker beyond 2023.
Contract talks are to take place after the World Cup - and will be quite expensive for FC Bayern. With a salary of 3.5 million euros, Choupo-Moting is currently one of the low earners. You don't have to be a football professor to know that his salary would increase significantly if he were extended. According to BILD information, Choupo-Moting would like to dust off a big contract with the help of his advisor Roger Wittmann in the fall of his career. According to the tabloid, some top clubs have already expressed interest. Among them is said to be Manchester United. Who would have thought that Choupo-Moting, who was once more famous for having a defective fax machine, could first succeed Lewandowski and then Ronaldo? FC Bayern certainly still have a few trumps up their sleeves, but they are going to improve financially have to stretch. "We will definitely talk, we would like to keep him," said Salihamidzic on Sky90. Let's see how far Munich will go to keep the suddenly world-class striker.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Choupo-Moting should remain: A contract extension will be expensive for FC Bayern.