In the realm of sports, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has found himself no longer indispensable at FC Bayern, as the center-attack responsibilities have transitioned to 18-year-old prodigy Mathys Tel this season. The young French talent has justified Coach Thomas Tuchel’s trust with his goal-scoring prowess, whereas Choupo-Moting has assumed a more secondary role and is reportedly contemplating his departure from the club.
When FC Bayern needed its backup striker, he was there. A year ago, when the record champion parted with the goal guarantee named Robert Lewandowski, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting suddenly had to step into the breach.
Between matchday 10 and 16, the Cameroonian contributed seven goals and thus played a significant role in a series of six league victories.
But in the meantime, “Mr. Reliable” has become expendable, with youngster Mathys Tel mostly taking over as Harry Kane’s replacement. The Frenchman regularly impresses in his few minutes of action and has already scored six goals in eleven games this season.
Choupo-Moting only signed a new contract with the record champion in March, which will pay him over five million euros for the current season.
CONTRACT EXTENSION AS A GESTURE
Choupo-Moting’s “good mood factor” allegedly prevailed. The extension is now seen as a great but also premature gesture.
Extending Choupo-Moting’s contract is presently off the table; however, a potential sale during the winter transfer window remains a viable option. Notably, this move would still enable the Munich team to secure a transfer fee for the experienced player.