The man of the hour at FC Bayern is undoubtedly Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. The Cameroonian, who was actually only a substitute in Munich as before in Paris, is currently thriving and has played two brilliant games against Freiburg and Augsburg (90min rating 10/10). Of course, the question arises as to what it looks like with regard to a contract extension.
After a few minor rumors about Choupo-Moting leaving in the summer, Julian Nagelsmann should be very grateful that the center forward stayed. With five scorer points from the last two games, he had an enormous share in the Munich shooting festival. However, the Cameroonian is only contractually bound until 2023, which is why the Bayern bosses are slowly but surely having to think about it. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic avoided the question of an extension. "Let Choupo play first. He's doing very well. We know what we have in him and he knows what he has in us," the Bosnian explained in a clichéd way to the Munich evening newspaper.
If Choupo-Moting confirms his achievements, it is quite possible that Bayern will not make a costly striker transfer in the summer. Otherwise, the future of Mathys Tel, who is already suffering from the unforeseen development of the 33-year-old attacker, would be completely blocked.
In principle, however, Hasan Salihamidzic is right. First of all, it remains to be seen whether Choupo-Moting's performance will stabilize at the top level over a longer period of time. But if Munich really has a chance at Kane, Choupo Mouting would have to provide very good arguments for himself.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Choupo-Moting turns on: What Salihamidzic says about an extension.