The Cameroon international has joined Schalke 04 from 1. FSV Mainz 05 on a free transfer in July 2014. The 28-year-old had a valid contract with Schalke 04 until June 2017.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has played 106 times for Schalke 04 since signing from 1. FSV Mainz 05, scoring 22 goals and creating 18 assists in that time.
The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best wingers in Cameroon.
As a member of Cameroon national football team, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has won 43 caps and has scored 13 goals.
The winger’s contract at Schalke 04 has expired and a number of clubs were monitoring his situation, with Stoke City showing the most concrete interest in an attempt to lure the player to their team.
Mark Hughes wanted to sign a new winger this summer and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Cameroon international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of attacking player Mark Hughes wanted to target in the summer transfer window.
Mark Hughes is a long term admirer of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and believes he can get the most out of the Cameroon international.
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Stoke City are in the market for just a handful of statement signings this summer who can improve the first-team.
The Cameroon international is a player who has impressed many European clubs in the last few seasons, and it is understood that Stoke City manager would prefer playing him as a winger. Choupo-Moting will definitely be a good addition to the Stoke City side.
According to the report in British Media, Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting from Schalke 04 on a three-year deal. The winger is Stoke City’s fourth signing of the summer following the capture of Darren Fletcher, Josh Tymon and Kurt Zouma.
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