Uli Hoeness assumes Bayern Munich now would have Alaba tied down
The Austria international defender has been with the club since joining the academy in 2008. But was quickly promoted to the starting lineup, debuting as a teenager only two years later.
Ex-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness assumes that the Bundesliga champions now would have David Alaba tied down to a long-term deal by now had it not been the influence of his “greedy piranha” of an agent. Alaba played for with the club since joining the academy in 2008 but was quickly promoted to the starting lineup, debuting as a teenager only two years later. Now 28 and a two-time UEFA Champions League winner. He has amassed 386 appearances for Bayern Munich and is only one setback from his milestone 250th Bundesliga game. However, with the contract expiring in June 2021, there is uncertainty about how long the Allianz Arena side will enjoy the versatile star’s talents.
Alaba is in the best club in the world
Hoeness is pinning this solely on his spokesman, Pini Zahavi. He courted the controversy in the past by involving in controversial deals Ashley Cole and Rio Ferdinand. “He has a greedy piranha for an agent,” the former president told journalists. “David is under the agent’s influence very much. It’s all about the money. He’s already in the best club in the world. Where else would he go? We are drinking coffee a few times in the last weeks, but because of Zahavi, there is no result yet”. Hoeness also confessed about Thiago Alcantara’s alleged move to Liverpool or Manchester United. Accusing the two sides of the Premier League of holding FCB to buy back the deal.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich, who lifted the Champions League in August with a 1-0 win over PSG in Lisbon, are gearing up for a new Bundesliga season. They open their title defense with a home game against Schalke on 18 September. The first Bundesliga match in the 2020-21 campaign. In six days, they face Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup, which is to take place at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. Bayern have recruited Leroy Sane, Alexander Nubel, and Tanguy Kouassi over the summer. As they strive to track their remarkable success in the 2019-20 season.