Stoke sign Cameroun winger, Thomas joins Leicester City
Stoke City have signed Cameroon winger Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting on a three-year deal after his contract ran out at German club Schalke.
Choupo-Moting, 28, is their fourth signing of the summer after Darren Fletcher, Kurt Zouma and Josh Tymon.
“Eric has been on our radar for several years and we actually tried to bring him to the club four years ago,” chief executive Tony Scholes said.
Stoke open their Premier League season with a trip to Everton on Saturday.
Choupo-Moting, who has also played for Hamburg and Mainz, has made 200 Bundesliga appearances and played in the Champions League with Schalke.
A former Germany youth international, he switched international allegiance to Cameroon in 2010.
He represented the Indomitable Lions at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and has won 48 caps, scoring 13 goals.
Meanwhile, Leicester City have signed forward George Thomas from Coventry City on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Thomas scored nine goals last season and got the winner when the Sky Blues won the EFL Trophy final at Wembley. The 20-year-old, who can play either as a striker or in midfield, represented Wales Under-20s at this summer’s Toulon Tournament in France.
His contract with Coventry expired in June, with Leicester agreeing compensation with the League Two side.
“I’m delighted to get it over the line finally and I’m looking forward to the season coming and seeing what I can do,” he told the club website.
Former Yeovil loanee Thomas will initially be part of the development squad with the 2015-16 Premier League champions.