The Austrian’s representative has said he is asking for far less money than the star Polish striker earns in Bavaria
David Alaba’s agent has hit back at Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic as the Austrian’s public contract stand-off continues.
Alaba has entered the final year of his contract as Bayern continue to try and tie down the defender for the long term.
That process turned ugly last week when former Bayern president Uli Hoeness accused Alaba’s agent Pini Zahavi of being a “greedy piranha.”
The comments from Hoeness have set off a public feud between club and player, with Alaba himself being forced to get involved and deny that his financial demands were excessive.
In an interview with Kicker, Salihamidzic made it clear that although Alaba is a valued member of the squad, Bayern have two members of the team who will always command a higher salary than any other players.
“At Bayern there is a sporting and financial upper limit: Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer,” Salihamidzic said.
“I don’t think David himself thinks he is above these two colleagues. Zahavi thinks in other dimensions. He can, but we won’t follow him. We won’t do crazy things like he might know from other clubs, and certainly not at a time when sales and profits are collapsing, in football…