Bayern Munich’s president has sensationally threatened to stop their players from joining up with the German national team if Joachim Low drops Manuel Neuer for Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Goalkeepers Neuer and ter Stegen have been in a war of words recently, with the Barcelona stopper expressing his upset at a lack of opportunities with Die Mannschaft.
Neuer is Germany’s No.1 and was viewed as the best keeper in the world for a number of years, including when they won the World Cup in 2014.
However, injury and a dip in form has seen Neuer’s star wane and led to suggestions that Ter Stegen could replace him between the sticks.
Ter Stegen recently said it was a ‘big blow’ to him to not feature on the pitch in recent internationals.
But Uli Hoeness issued a strong message by vowing to stop Bayern players from linking up with the national team if Low opts to switch his goalkeeper.
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“Before that takes place, we won’t be sending any more national players,” Hoeness told Sport Bild.
“We will never accept that there will be a change here.”
Hoeness went on to say that he will not consider meeting with Low to discuss the matter while also saying what to do about former Borussia Monchengladbach star Ter Stegen.
He added: “He’ll [Low] already hear what we’ve said, his ears will ring.
“You put Mr Ter Stegen in the corner and tell him clearly that it doesn’t work like that.”
Low has angered senior figures at Bayern in recent months for dropping Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels, who has since rejoined Borussia Dortmund.