Uli Hoeness revealed Guardiola wanted Neymar for Bayern

Uli Hoeness, Bayern’s president revealed at an event organized by a computer distributor that Pep Guardiola wanted Neymar, but the Munich club’s top brass vetoed the signing of the Brazilian marksman who signed for Barca on Monday.

As explained in the German weekly ‘Sport Bild‘, Hoeness had this to say at the event: “Guardiola wanted to sign a young Brazilian player,” alluding to Neymar but without naming him, but this is was not recommended. We know from past experiences that the young Brazilian players often have great problems with cultural and climate adaptation  (Germany), and if you pay 20 or 30Million Euros, it gets complicated.”

Hoeness added that “what we saw with Breno” a defender who came in 2011 when he was 21. He failed to adapt, burned his house down and was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison.

The Bavarian club’s director said after the ‘No’ to Neymar, Pep  Guardiola wanted a similar player, and they went in for Götze instead. The Borussia Dortmund star is regarded as the ‘German Messi’ and whose recruitment for the 2013-14 season was announced to coincide with the first leg of the semi finals of the Champions earlier this month.

Bayern Munich has always denied having an interest in Neymar, despite reports that suggested otherwise. Hoeness however, has shed some light on the issue: it was Pep who wanted Neymar for his Bayern Munich adventure even though he was still the Catalan club’s coach.

Let it be noted that Uli Hoeness’ statements made during a speech at the event have been filtered by attendees at said meeting. Uli himself had banned the assistance of journalists.

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