Bayern Boss Hits Out At PSG's Neymar Pursuit
Bayern Munich Boss Hits Out At Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar Pursuit
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness feels that Paris Saint-Germain's rumoured big-money move for FC Barcelona superstar Neymar is a "sign of weakness".
PSG will be hoping to improve on their poor 2016/17 campaign, during which they finished second in Ligue 1 and were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the Round of 16.
The French side is believed to have the backing of their Qatari owners in their chase for the Brazil international, and are said to be willing to pay his €222 million (R3.3 billion) release clause, a move Hoeness does not agree with.
"This is rather a sign of weakness," Bayern's president 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 cannot be so interested. The most expensive transfer is not necessarily the best, (but) rather the one that does the most.
"I think that is why we have to find our own way in the shark pool."
There has been no confirmed bid for Neymar just yet, but there are plenty of reports suggesting one will be made soon.
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