According to Les Bons Conseil Du Sports editor Seb Ecrivain Foot, Manchester United is currently engaged in discussions with Bundesliga side Bayern Munich to secure a loan deal for Cameroon international striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting until the conclusion of the season.
Facing Financial Fair Play (FFP) constraints, the Red Devils are steering away from permanent deals this month, focusing instead on potential loan signings to strengthen their squad.
Choupo-Moting has been under United’s watchful eye for several weeks, and the club is now poised to formalize their interest by extending an offer to both the player and his current club.
In an earlier social media post on X (formerly known as Twitter), the French reporter hinted at the likelihood of the deal going through, indicating that discussions are progressing smoothly as Manchester United is eager to enhance their attacking options.
The 34-year-old striker has found himself on the sidelines at Bayern since the arrival of Harry Kane in the summer, starting only four of his 20 appearances this season.
Despite this, Choupo-Moting has contributed three goals so far, following up on his impressive ten league goals in 19 appearances last season.
While recognizing that he may not be a long-term solution for Manchester United’s scoring needs, a short-term deal could be mutually beneficial.
The experienced striker, with two Ligue 1 titles and three Bundesliga titles in the last five campaigns, could bring valuable experience to Old Trafford.
His previous season, where he concluded with 17 goals in 30 games across all competitions, demonstrates his goal-scoring prowess.
Standing at 6ft 3in, Choupo-Moting is not only a proficient finisher but also a formidable presence for opposition defenses, thanks to his strength, dribbling skills, and ability to retain possession. Although there may be concerns among Man United fans about another potential situation akin to Wout Weghorst, Choupo-Moting’s determination to prove himself in the Premier League, following his stint with Stoke City, could see him surpass expectations.