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Uli Hoeness: Alaba told me that his dream was to play for Barcelona

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness appears to be doing his best to get under the skin of Real Madrid, saying that David Alaba’s dream was to play for Barcelona and not Los Blancos.

Alaba left the German champions on a free transfer over the summer in order to join Real Madrid in one of the transfer window’s best signings.

“He [Alaba] told me once: ‘my dream is to play for Barcelona one day’,” Hoeness said to Bayern 1. “So I asked him if he wanted to negotiate with the resident or their bankruptcy administrator.”

Bayern face Barcelona on Tuesday in the Champions League, and the Bavarians have come a long way from previously modelling their club on the Catalans.

Barcelona are no longer a role model for us,” Hoeness added.

“Bayern are the favourites because Barcelona can’t be at their best due to the sales of important players and their economic problems.”

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