Potters swoop to sign highly-regarded forward on three-year deal...
STOKE CITY have today completed the signing of Cameroon international Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
The 28-year-old winger, who has spent the last three seasons playing in the Bundesliga for Schalke 04, has signed a three-year contract with the Potters after arriving at the bet365 Stadium on a free transfer.
Choupo-Moting is the Club’s fourth signing of the summer, following on from Darren Fletcher, Kurt Zouma and Josh Tymon, and his arrival ends a long pursuit for the Potters.
Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: “Eric has been on our radar for several years and we actually tried to bring him to the Club four years ago.
“The competition to sign him this summer was particularly intense with clubs across Europe wanting him."
"We are understandably thrilled to have secured his signature and Eric is excited about the prospect of playing in the Premier League.”
Choupo-Moting, who has also played for Hamburg and Mainz, has represented Germany at U19 and U21 level but in 2010 he pledged his international allegiance to Cameron.
He played in that year’s World Cup Finals and has won to date 48 caps, scoring 13 goals.
He has made 200 Bundesliga appearances, scoring 45 times, and played in the Champions League for Schalke.
Choupo-Moting will train with his new team-mates for the first time on Tuesday as the squad prepare for Saturday’s Premier League curtain-raiser against Everton at Goodison Park.