Bayern irritated by Hoeness’ Alaba comments as they seek to repair damage amid contract standoff

The club’s former president claimed that the Austrian has a “greedy piranha for an agent” and that negotiations over a new deal are “all about money”

Bayern Munich chiefs have been left irritated by public comments made by their former president Uli Hoeness relating to David Alaba and the ongoing contract negotiations with the Austria international, Goal can reveal.

The 28-year-old – who is considered one of the most important players at Bayern – is yet to agree a new deal with the Bavarian giants, with his current contract coming to an end in 2021.

Alaba played a key role in helping Hansi Flick’s side seal the treble last season and the Champions League winners are naturally desperate to retain the services of the versatile defender for the long term.

Indeed, Flick has been planning for the 2020-21 Bundesliga campaign with Alaba very much part of his thoughts, despite the Austrian having been linked with a move to the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City.

However, a frustrated Alaba was forced to respond to comments made by former Bayern president Hoeness, who criticised the player’s agent Pini Zahavi and suggested that the negotiations are being held up due to his wage demands.

Hoeness told Sport1: “He has a greedy piranha for an agent. He [Alaba’s father George] lets himself be influenced…

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