Ex-Bayern Munich Chief Ali Hoeness hits out at David Alaba’s agent. He also labelled the approach of Premier League clubs for Thiago negotiation as an attempt to ‘blackmail’ Bundesliga champions.
Hoeness slams Alaba agent
Uli Hoeness has called Alaba’s agent a ” money-grabbing piranha.” He has slammed Pini Zahavi for influencing his client David Alaba an exit from the Allianz Arena.
Uli Hoeness said, “Alaba is a very good player and [head coach] Hansi Flick wants him to stay by all means.”
“Everyone wants him to stay, but he has a money-grabbing piranha as his agent. And Alaba’s father, who I rate very much, lets himself be influenced by him. I hope that David will come out on top at the end.
“It’s only about money. He’s already at the best club in the world, where else should he go? It’s his decision, in the end.
“He’s 28 and should not let himself be influenced from the outside.”
Alaba has been linked with an exit from Bayern after refusing to sign a new deal.
Zahavi, who represents Alaba, is understood to be working on his client’s transfer, trying to find a club where Alaba could earn double the salary he does at Bayern.
However, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge feels optimistic about holding on to the Austrian, although the possibility of Thiago’s exit is higher.
Manchester City have been previously linked with Alaba, who will enter into the final 12 months of his current deal.
Hoeness accuses clubs of ‘blackmailing’ Bayern on Thiago
Hoeness has also slammed Manchester United and Liverpool, the suitors of Thiago Alcantara – although the latter one are the frontrunners for his signature.
Hoeness added: “They [Man Utd and Liverpool] are “trying to blackmail us, in the sense that they’re waiting until the last week of the window and then will throw in a cheap offer.”