Stoke have confirmed the signing of striker Maxim Choupo-Moting.
The Cameroon forward was a free agent after leaving Schalke in the summer after three years at the Bundesliga side.
Maxim Choupo-Moting has signed a three-year deal at the club.
Choupo-Moting’s arrival at the Potters ends a lengthy pursuit, according to chief executive Tony Scholes.
He said on the club’s official website: “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 won 48 caps for Cameroon, becomes the fourth summer signing made by boss Mark Hughes, following Darren Fletcher, Kurt Zouma and Josh Tymon through the door.
He will join up with his new team-mates on Tuesday and hope to force his way into Hughes’ side for the opening game of the Premier League season at Everton on Saturday.
✍️ Maxim Choupo-Moting signs a three year deal with #SCFC, joining on a free transfer.
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