Bayern Munich sporting director, Hasan Salihamnidzic, reiterated that the club will not improve the renewal offer to defender David Alaba and he warned that the Bavarian club is not willing to commit “crazy things” that may be committed in other clubs. “At Bayern there is a financial limit that has to do with sports and is represented (the salary) of Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski. I don’t think David believes he is above both, “said Salihamidzic.
The negotiations for the renewal of Alaba have been muddied after the honorary president of Bayern, Uli Hoeness will call the player’s agent, Pini Zahavi, a “greedy piranha”. “Zahavi thinks in other dimensions. He has the right to do it but we are not going to follow him. We are not going to do crazy things like maybe he has seen in other clubs and much less at a time when revenues are going down,” said Salihamidzic.
Salihamidzic insisted that everyone at the club wants Alaba to stay and said that, despite having rejected the renewal offer several times, he will continue to try to convince him. Bayern’s Supervisory Board has already decided that Alaba’s offer will not be improved So the player is left with three possibilities: to back down and accept the offer, fulfill the remaining year of his contract and go free, or get a club that reaches an agreement with Bayern.
According to press information Zahavi would have asked between 20 and 25 million euros per year for Alaba and the club’s offer is between 15 and 17 million euros.