George Alaba, the player’s father, is amazed at what he has faced in recent days.
George Alaba reacted angrily to accusations from Bayern side
David Alaba’s entourage reacted angrily to accusations that they are greedy regarding negotiations over a new deal for the defender. The Austria international agent and father were attacked in the press last weekend by former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, who accused Pini Zahavi’s representative of being a “piranha” and not someone to listen to. Also, there were claims in the media that Alaba wants to become the highest-paid player in Bayern, earning €25 million a year. George Alaba, the player’s father, is amazed at what he has faced in recent days. “I brought him to Bayern as a teenager. Over the years, I have had several moments to transfer David to another club, but we were loyal and always preferred to stay. I did not expect FC Bayern to spread dirty lies in society on salaries and commission claims,” he told reporters.
Zahavi denied that he asked for an outrageous commission payment
“The assertion that we cannot agree on a new contract because of such payments is one of these dirty accusations. It’s all because we did not accept the numbers that they presented to us. We have our ideas.” Meanwhile, Zahavi denies that he asked for an outrageous commission payment to broker the deal. “I have never spoken in detail about the possible commission payment with the people responsible mat Bayern,” Zahavi said. “Previously, the topic came up was when we met in Lisbon. Hasan Salihamidzic asked me how I can imagine that. I told him that we should work on the player agreement first. But I would not ask for more than usual. I do not want to receive more than other agents who received commissions from Bayern. Again: we’ve not talked numbers yet.”
Alaba, 28, spent his entire professional career at the Allianz Arena side, joining them in 2008 from Austria Vienna at only 16. Since his debut for the senior team in 2010, he has established himself as one of their distinguished servants, performing nearly 400 times for the first team. If a new deal is not agreed, he can leave the club next summer on a free transfer.