Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has hit out at David Alaba’s agent Pini Zahavi and he has called him a ‘greedy piranha’ as Bayern and Alaba are having difficulties to find an agreement on a new contract for the Austrian defender. Reports from Germany claim that Alaba’s agent wants Bayern to pay Alaba a yearly wage of €20m, while Bayern do not want to go any higher than €11m.
“Alaba has a greedy piranha as an advisor,” Hoeness said in an interview with Sport1. “It’s really all about the money. Alaba is currently playing for the best club in the world, where should he go?” The former chairman says that Alaba’s father is influenced by Zahavi. Hoeness believes that the player should break with the agent and make a final choice himself.
Reports have claimed that Zahavi wants €20m-a-year for Alaba and a five-year contract. With potential bonuses included, Alaba could be earning up to €125m in five years. His current salary in German is around €15m-a-season. If Bayern would accept Alaba’s demand they would make him the highest paid player in the squad.