Bayern Munich signal Douglas Costa, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting so as to add depth

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PSG’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Bayern Munich signed forwards Douglas Costa and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting on Monday because the European champions add further squad depth to deal with a punishing schedule.

Costa returns to Bayern on a season-long mortgage from Juventus for his second stint with the membership. He provides Bayern coach Hansi Flick extra choices on the wings in a shortened season with a congested calendar.

“I’m very comfortable to be taking part in for FC Bayern once more. I had a beautiful time in Munich with numerous successes and I’m positive we’ll win titles once more,” Costa stated on the membership web site.

The Brazilian performed for Bayern from 2015-17, earlier than leaving for Juventus. He scored three objectives in 29 video games for the Italian membership final season, however his alternatives have been restricted by accidents. He got here on as an alternative in each of Juventus’ Serie A video games up to now this season.

Choupo-Moting was obtainable on a free switch after leaving Paris Saint-Germain and presents backup for Robert Lewandowski within the middle.

The 31-year-old Choupo-Moting, who was born in Germany however represents Cameroon internationally, left Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expired on the finish of final season. He signed a contract by way of June 30.

Choupo-Moting scored the profitable purpose for PSG in stoppage time within the 2-1 victory over Atalanta within the Champions League quarterfinals. His final recreation for PSG was as an alternative as Bayern beat the French membership 1-Zero within the last.

“He provides our squad depth in assault, particularly within the middle, which we are going to want,” Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić stated in a press release.

Bayern had been making an attempt to offer younger gamers extra recreation time this season after the departure of Ivan Perisic, who had been on mortgage from Inter Milan.

Seventeen 17-year-old Jamal Musiala scored within the opening league recreation towards Schalke, however beginning 19-year-old Joshua Zirkzee towards Hoffenheim final month labored much less effectively in a Four-1 loss.

Bayern additionally signed 23-year-old defensive midfielder Marc Roca from Espanyol on Sunday.

Additionally, Tottenham despatched defender Ryan Sessegnon on mortgage to Bundesliga membership Hoffenheim after he was disregarded of supervisor Jose Mourinho’s plans for the 2020-21 season.

Sessegnon signed for Tottenham from Fulham final 12 months however made solely 12 appearances, none of them after the coronavirus pandemic interrupted the season. The 20-year-old English participant hasn’t performed this season and was solely named within the squad for one Europa League qualifying recreation.

The signing of Sergio Reguilon at left again made Sessegnon third alternative in that place at Tottenham behind the Spaniard and Ben Davies.

Sessegnon is a versatile participant who can play left again or in additional attacking roles alongside the left facet. Hoffenheim stated the deal was a season-long mortgage and indicated he may change injured Greek participant Konstantinos Stafylidis.

Hoffenheim additionally agreed a mortgage deal for former Germany midfielder Sebastian Rudy from Schalke for the season. The 30-year-old Rudy returns for his third stint on the membership. He has already made 227 Bundesliga appearances for Hoffenheim, greater than another participant.

Schalke stated that loaning out Rudy “financially unburdens” the membership. Schalke is slashing prices because it tries to make up for years of huge spending whereas the coronavirus pandemic hits revenues.

Hoffenheim is in sixth place within the Bundesliga after profitable two of its first three video games of the season, together with a shock Four-1 victory over defending champion Bayern Munich on Sept. 27.

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