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Manchester United target Bayern Munich centre-forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been intense speculation over the future of Choupo-Moting at Bayern Munich.

According to multiple reports emanating from England, Manchester United are targeting Bayern Munich centre-forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

The Cameroon international joined Bayern from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in October 2020. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.

The centre-forward has managed 13 goal contributions across all competition in the ongoing campaign.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

He is considered to be one of the best centre-forwards in Cameroon. The 33-year-old record for Cameroon is also impressive. Choupo-Moting has scored 18 goals in 68 matches for Cameroon at senior level.

The forward’s contract at Bayern Munich is about to expire in 7 months and a number of clubs are said to be monitoring his situation, with Manchester United showing the most concrete interest in an attempt to lure the player to their team.

Adding a centre-forward remains Manchester United’s top priority this winter and Ten Hag will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.

Manchester United
Manchester United

The Cameroon international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of centre-forward Erik ten Hag wants to target in the winter transfer window.

The former Paris Saint-Germain man provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Ten Hag’s side.

According to the report, “Bayern Munich’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is emerging as a surprise target for Manchester United. The Red Devils are eager to add a top striker to their squad in January, as they prepare to make outgoing moves as well. United and their boss Erik ten Hag are ready to part with Cristiano Ronaldo in the winter, even though his contract runs to the end of the season. Per Sky Sport Germany, United are seriously interested in a January deal for Choupo-Moting, who is also out of contract when this season concludes. Bayern may be willing to sell, if United offer a high enough fee, even though Choupo-Moting is in outstanding form at present. For his part, Ronaldo is ready to leave United, especially if he gets an offer from a team still in the Champions League.”

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Manchester will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Choupo-Moting to join the club.

The Reds are preparing to sell their centre-forward should they receive right offer for him.

Good signing for Manchester United?

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting stands as an excellent option for United.

He will be an ideal choice for Erik ten Hag as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.

It will be interesting to see whether Manchester United will make their move during the winter transfer window.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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