Mainz striker Maxim Choupo-Moting joins Schalke

IANS| Last Updated: Jul 06, 2014, 16:13 PM IST

Berlin: Mainz striker Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting Saturday joined German Bundesliga rivals Schalke on a three-year deal.

The 25-year-old Cameroon international moved on a free transfer from Mainz to the league rivals by signing a contract until June 2017 with the "Royal Blues", reports Xinhua.

Choupo-Moting has received the jersey number ‘13’ at his new club.

"I am delighted that Eric Maxim opted for us, as he is a versatile player," Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt told the clubs official homepage.

Schalke`s new arrival scored 20 goals in 76 appearances during his three years at Mainz.

The "Royal Blues" completed last season in third position of the Bundesliga standings to snatch a berth for the UEFA Champions League.