In reaction to the statement, Alaba’s father said it has proven that the representatives of David were not greedy but loyal to Bayern Munich where the 28-year-old Austria International has spent all his football career.
Uli Hoeness alleged that David’s contract extension has not been signed because the player’s father and his agent Pini Zahavi wanted an outrageous amount of commission. Besides that, viral reports claimed that David Alaba’s representatives want the player to be the highest-paid player at the club.
According to available information about his wages, the Austrian football star has been earning €10 million per season and now wants to earn about €25 million per season which would make him the highest-paid at the club.
The contract dispute between the representatives of David Alaba and that of Bayern Munich had sparked a rumor that the versatile player could leave the Champions League winners this summer. But that might not happen if the club agrees with David’s people.
“I brought David Alaba to Bayern as a teenager”, the player’s father told Sky Sport. “Over the years, I’ve had several opportunities to transfer David to another club, but we were loyal and always chose to stay. I didn’t expect FC Bayern to be spreading dirty lies in public about salary and commission claims
“Claiming that we can’t come to an agreement over a new contract due to such payments is one of those filthy allegations. All because we didn’t accept the figures they have presented to us. We have our own ideas.”
On his part, David’s agent, Zahavi, insisted that the claims about the commission he and David’s father intend to collect before the player can sign a new contract with Bayern was false. He also insisted that David’s representatives and Bayern have not started discussing “numbers”.
“At no point did I talk in detail about a possible commission payment with the people in charge at Bayern,” he said.
“The only time this topic came up was when we met in Lisbon. Hasan Salihamidzic asked me how I would imagine that. I told him we should work on an agreement with the player first, but I wouldn’t ask for more than usual. I don’t want to get more than other agents who have received commission payments from Bayern.”
Since David Alaba made his first appearance for Bayern Munich senior team in 2010, he has made 386 appearances in which he scored 31 goals and provided 48 assists. In the last season where he helped Bayern to win a treble including the Bundesliga and Champions League, the football star scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists in 42 appearances.