DAVID ALABA’S dad has hit back at Uli Hoeness after Bayern Munich’s ex-president claimed the left-back’s agent was a “greedy piranha” amid tense contract negotiations.
Austria international Alaba, 28, is in the final year of his Bayern deal.
And it’s reckoned clubs across Europe, including Manchester City, are ready to pounce before October’s transfer deadline.
Bayern are locked in talks to prevent Alaba from leaving on a free at the end of the season.
But it’s reckoned the versatile defender wants to become Bayern’s best-paid player on £23million a year.
Speculation about the talks saw Hoeness brand Alaba’s agent, Pini Zahavi, a “greedy piranha.”
Hoeness ranted: “Alaba has a greedy piranha for an agent.
“His father, whom I liked a lot, he’s letting himself be influenced by him very much. It’s purely about money.
“If you only knew what Mr Zahavi demands only for himself for David’s signature for an eight-figure sum.
“That’s not at all possible. I can understand that (director of football) Hasan Salihamidzic totally flipped out at a meeting. The arguments that are exchanged there defy belief.”
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But George Alaba has fired back at Hoeness, claiming the ex-Bayern supremo is “spreading dirty lies.”
He told Sky Sports: “I brought David to Bayern as a teen. Over the years I’ve had several opportunities to transfer him to another club.
“But we were loyal and always chose to stay. I didn’t expect to see Bayern spreading dirty lies in public about salary and commission claims.
“Claiming we can’t come to an agreement over a new contract due to such payments is one of those filthy allegations.
“All because we didn’t accept the figures they have presented to us. We have our own ideas.”
Alaba’s agent Zahavi added: “At no point did I talk in detail about a possible commission payment with the people in charge at Bayern.
“The only time this topic came up was when we met in Lisbon. Salihamidzic asked me how I would imagine that.
“I told him we should work on an agreement with the player first, but I wouldn’t ask for more than usual.
“I don’t want to get more than other agents who have received commission payments from Bayer. Again, we’ve not talked numbers yet.”
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