Premier League champions Manchester City wants Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness to apologise for his recent take on the former’s transfer policy, which has been deemed “racist” and “insensitive”.
Hoeness had claimed that the Sky Blues are able to splurge money for transfers only because their owner Sheikh Mansour ramps up oil prices accordingly.
The comment has not pleased City’s representatives, who are believed to think of moving legally provided the Bavarians‘ President fails to issue a full-length public apology, according to the Mirror.
“It was the remark of a smug, arrogant egotist,” a senior source at Manchester City reacted to Hoeness’ statements.
“We are also concerned that there may be a racist element to what Hoeness has claimed.”
Hoeness, who has previously been convicted for fraudulent tax returns, knows Manchester City boss Pep Guradiola from his previous stint as manager with the German club. The former Bayern Munich striker had claimed that it was his close association with the Spaniard that helped him know the details on how Manchester City allegedly managed to recover costs following a player transfer.