Bayern chief thinks PSG’s pursuit of Neymar is a ‘sign of weakness’

Date published: Monday 24th July 2017 3:04 - Joe Williams

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has criticised PSG over their apparent willingness to pay almost £200million for Neymar.

Reports last week suggested the Brazilian was keen to leave Barcelona to make a world-record move to Paris, with the Ligue 1 side also said to be interested in Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.

Bayern retained an interest in the Chilean but backed off due to the spiralling costs involved in a potential deal for a player entering the final year of his contract.

With PSG more willing to splash the cash, Hoeness has questioned their approach.

“This is rather a sign of weakness,” he told Bild. “If I have to spend a lot of money to reach nothing, it is rather a sign that I have not worked so well before.

“And that’s why I can not be so interested.

“The most expensive transfer is not the best, rather the one that does the most.

“I think that is why we have to find our own way in the shark pool.”

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