The potential exit of David Alaba from Bayern Munich has not gone down well with honorary president Uli Hoeness who referred to the Austrian international’s agent as a ‘greedy piranha’ and the defenders father is having none of it.
“I brought David Alaba to FC Bayern as a teenager. Over all these years, there have been several opportunities to transfer David to another club, but we were loyal and always decided to stay.
“I didn’t expect FC Bayern to spread dirty lies about salary and commission payments in public now. To claim that we can’t come to an agreement because of such a payment is one of these dirty accusations. And all this just because we don’t accept the figures they have offered. We have our own ideas,” said George Alaba.
Alaba’s agent, Pini Zahavi added: “At no time have I discussed a possible commission payment with the responsible at Bayern. The only time this topic came up was at our meeting in Lisbon, at which [FC Bayern sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic asked me about my expectations in this regard.
“I told him that we should work on agreement with the player first, but that I would not demand more than the usual. I’m not looking to be paid more than other agents, who have received commission payments from Bayern. Once again: We haven’t discussed numbers yet.”
Alaba, who was part of the 2019 /2020 UEFA Champions League winning squad, has only one year left on his current Bayern Munich deal.