17, September 2020
The former Stoke City player will not be staying in Paris for the new season following the expiry of his contract at the end of August
Eric Choupo-Moting will not return to Paris Saint-Germain for the 2020-21 season after both parties failed to reach an agreement for a new deal, Goal can confirm.
Choupo-Moting’s two-year deal with the French champions had expired at the end of June, but he was handed a short-term extension until the conclusion of PSG’s Champions League campaign.
The Ligue 1 champions were defeated 1-0 by Bayern Munich in Lisbon on August 23, with Choupo-Moting featuring for the final 10 minutes of the contest.
Following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat by Marseille at the Parc de Princes, Thomas Tuchel admitted the French giants have lost the Cameroon captain alongside four other players this summer.
When asked about the Parisians’ transfer plans, the German tactician said; “Are there going to be new players? I really hope.
“It’s no secret, we lost five players including Choupo-Moting. It’s going to be complicated, we play a lot of matches. I don’t know if other teams that have played in the Champions League should play so much games.”
Since he moved to Paris from Stoke City in 2018, Choupo-Moting has been restricted to a substitute role in Tuchel’s team.
Out of the 31 Ligue 1 matches he played, the Indomitable Lions forward made 13 starts with 18 appearances as a substitute and he scored six goals in total.
Last month, the 31-year-old made a statement as a super-sub with the match-winning goal that sent PSG into the Champions League semi-final after their 2-1 victory against Atalanta.
Before Sunday’s league game, Tuchel revealed the ex-Schalke 04 star was offered a new deal which suggested he would play a similar role as last season.
“It’s one of the possibilities [a new contract for Choupo-Moting]. Everything depends on whether you want to stay and accept the club’s proposal,” Tuchel said.