Striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting can only be persuaded to extend his contract with FC Bayern with a substantial salary increase. According to information from sports picture this is also completely clear to the club, especially since the Cameroonian is currently one of the low earners.
The 33-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of the season, earns around 3.5 million euros. With eleven goals and three assists so far this season, Choupo-Moting is an absolute top performer and one of the reasons for FCB’s strong performances in recent weeks. He has thus significantly increased his market value, and this could continue during the World Cup.
The fact that Choupo-Moting would not rise to the top earners even in the event of a contract extension and that the overall package would be significantly cheaper than a top-class newcomer like Tottenham’s Harry Kane is clear to those responsible. At the same time, the question arises to what extent he can maintain his performance in the long term or rather performs just above his means.
There is a lot of interest in Choupo-Moting from other teams, but he recently said several times how comfortable he felt in Munich and after engagements in France and England he didn’t necessarily want to collect another station outside of Germany. “I’m very, very happy at Bayern and could of course imagine staying here longer.”
After the win against Schalke, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic recently announced contract talks. “I’ve contacted his agent. We’ll meet at some point and talk about it. Now we have a bit of time and we’re trying to find a solution. I hope that’s possible.”
He described his striker’s performance as “excellent. We need him and we’re glad he’s here until the end of the season and then we hope he wants to stay with us.” Noisy sports picture However, the talks are not scheduled to begin until February.