Choupo-Moting signs for Schalke from German rivals Mainz

Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has joined Schalke on a free transfer from Bundesliga rivals Mainz.

Schalke said in a statement that the 25-year-old Choupo-Moting signed a deal through until June 2017.

"He can play in several positions but we're planning on a central position in attack for him initially," Schalke's general manager Horst Heldt said,

Choupo-Moting played for his hometown club Hamburger SV before joining Mainz in 2011.

He scored 20 goals and set up seven more in 74 Bundesliga games for Mainz.

Choupo-Moting played for Germany's youth sides up to under-21 before opting for to play for Cameroon at senior level

He has played for the Indomitable Lions at the last two World Cups and played in all three of Cameroon's losses in Brazil this year.

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