Manchester United are interested in Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting from Bayern Munich.
A report emerged a few days ago that the Red Devils could look to the Cameroonian as a possible solution to their striker dilemma.
It’s an open secret that Erik ten Hag is firmly on the lookout for a world-class striker to lead his team’s line. Cristiano Ronaldo so far has not been able to assume this responsibility.
Injuries to Antony, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial, who bounced back at full-back in the loss to Aston Villa, have also meant the United manager’s attacking department has been stripped to a bare minimum.
A new report from a reliable German news outlet, BILD via SportWitness, conveys that United’s interest in Choupo-Moting is not far-fetched and there could be some truth to the links.
“Erik ten Hag could turn to Choupo-Moting, who knows English football for a spell at Stoke City, to add experience and depth to his team, with their current forward situation a bit lacking.”
“The player and his agent, Roger Wittmann, ‘want to take their time with the contract negotiations and wait for the World Cup first’, where the Bayern star will represent Cameroon.”
“In addition to Manchester United, other major clubs have also expressed interest, according to their own information.”
One thing that may increase the 20-time English champion’s chances of beating the Bayern Munich striker to other clubs is the fact that he and his entourage are said to want a “big contract” as he nears the end of his career. even if it is short term.
United are believed to be the club best equipped to offer this to the 33-year-old.
Choupo-Moting has been in electric form for the Bundesliga champions, where he makes sure the late Robert Lewandowski is not lost.
The Cameroonian currently has 10 goals and three assists in 14 games for Bayern Munich this campaign. It remains to be seen whether United maintain their interest in the player who has made his devious intentions known, and also how the United fans will react to the signing of another striker, well into his thirties and on a high salary.