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Ex-Bayern Munich chief Hoeness: Real Madrid defender Alaba's dream was always Barcelona

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness insists David Alaba always wanted to join Barcelona.

Alaba left Bayern this summer for Real Madrid.

But Hoeness said: "He [Alaba] told me once: 'my dream is to play for Barcelona one day'.

"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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