Premier League outfit Stoke City have agreed a deal to sign former Schalke attacker Maxim Choupo-Moting on a three year deal, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
Stoke City have endured a bit of a difficult summer in the transfer window so far as they have lost key players such as Marko Arnautovic, Jonathan Walters, Glenn Whelan and Phil Bardsley.
On the other side of the spectrum, Stoke have not been able to bring in too many new players to the club and while the likes of Josh Tymon, Darren Fletcher and Kurt Zouma are most certainly very good signings, one suspects the Potters need to strengthen even further in order to be able to improve upon their mediocre performances of last season.
Replacing a player of Arnuatovic’s caliber will surely be one of the main priorities for manager Mark Hughes to address and according to reports from the Daily Mail, Stoke have signed a player who can potentially fill in the void left by the Austrian international.
Maxim Choupo-Moting is believed to have agreed a three year deal to sign for Stoke and the Cameroonian international will be arriving to the Bet365 Stadium on a free transfer.
Choupo-Moting was born in Hamburg and possesses a lot of experience in the Bundesliga, having played for the likes of Hamburg, Nurnberg, Mainz and most recently, Schalke throughout his career so far.
The 28-year-old featured prominently for Schalke last term but having failed to agree on a contract extension, the attacker decided to depart the VELTINS Arena on a free transfer.
Now Choupo-Moting will be looking to start a new adventure at Stoke and it will be interesting to see how the towering player will be able to acquit himself in the new surroundings of the English Premier League.
The arrival of Choupo-Moting would be a huge boost for Stoke who have face disappointment in their hopes of signing a replacement for Arnautovic as they missed out on the duo of Juventus’ Mario Lemina as well as Crystal Palace’s Andros Townsend.