The renewal of Austrian defender David Alaba has caused an unexpected conflict within Bayern Munich that has been fueled by the crossing of statements between the honorary president of the Bavarian club, Uli Hoeness, and the father and the player’s representative, George Alaba and Pini Zahavi, respectively.
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The first to stoke the fire was Hoeness, who held Zahavi directly responsible for the problems to reach an agreement and described him as a « greedy piranha » having demanded « a two-digit millionaire amount » as commission.
The response from Alaba’s father and agent was not long in coming, and it was just as forceful in the case of the former. George Alaba accused Hoeness of lying on ‘Sky Sports’. « I brought David to Bayern when he was young. Over the years I have had the opportunity to have him sign for another club several times, but we were loyal and always decided to stay. I did not expect Bayern to now spread dirty lies in public on requests for salaries and commissions « .
Alaba has a contract with Bayern until 2021 | .
The player’s father made it clear that « saying that we cannot reach an agreement due to a certain payment when the contract is signed is one of those filthy accusations. And it is all because we do not accept the figures that have been presented to us. We have our own ideas. «
For his part, Zahavi also denied having demanded a millionaire commission. « At no time did I speak in detail about a possible commission payment with those responsible for Bayern. The only time this issue came up was at our meeting in Lisbon. There Hasan Salihamidzic asked me how I imagined it. I told him that we should work on first. an agreement with the player, but what I wasn’t going to ask for more than usual. I don’t want to get more than other advisers who have taken commissions from Bayern, « he said.
After twelve seasons in Munich and one year ahead of his contract, Alaba’s situation is complicated at the moment, A circumstance that other clubs can take advantage of, such as Real Madrid or FC Barcelona, which are closely following the evolution of the Austrian defender’s situation.