Bayern Munich boss admits Coman could follow Alaba out the door
Bayern Munich boss Uli Hoeness has suggested that Kingsley Coman may leave the club as David Alaba did if he demands an unrealistic pay rise.
Reports in Germany have suggested for some time that the France international is delaying any extension to his current contract in Munich because he feels as though he should be paid a higher wage.
Coman’s current contract with Bayern is set to run until 2023, which means the club are under no obligation to sell the winger this summer.
However, if no compromise is met over a new deal then Bayern may then look to sell the player, who has reportedly garnered interest from Manchester United and Chelsea over the course of the last few seasons.
And, according to Hoeness, the club will not be willing to entertain realistic demands and would instead let the player leave.
‘If unjustifiable prices are demanded, there will be no contract extension at Bayern’
“I can only point out that the player still has two years left on his contract,” said the Bayern boss in an interview with Sport1. “We’ll see about the rest.”
“Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic will sort it out. They have the support of the supervisory board with Herbert Hainer. We also managed the Alaba affair well together.”
Comparisons were then drawn between Coman’s situation and Alaba’s decision to leave the club this summer to join either Barcelona or Real Madrid, following the former’s decision to hire the latter’s agent, Pini Zahavi, to help negotiate a new deal.
As a result, Hoeness pointed out that the club were unwilling to match Alaba’s financial demands and would do the same if it came to it with Coman.
“We were simply not prepared to pay the asking price for him. That will also be the case in the future: If prices are demanded that are not justifiable, then there will be no contract extension at FC Bayern.
“I have the feeling that the business aspects are not sufficiently taken into account by some journalists.”