Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has taken a swipe at the departed Douglas Costa, questioning the character of the Brazilian and describing him as "a mercenary".
Costa arrived at the Allianz Arena from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2015 for €30 million, signing a five-year contract.
But just two years into that deal, with his first-team opportunities reduced under Carlo Ancelotti, the winger was sent on loan to Juventus, who have the option to make the switch permanent at the end of this season for €40m.
And Hoeness was not sorry to see Costa go, claiming the 26-year-old was not popular among the club's hierarchy.
"Costa didn't work out because he was quite a mercenary whose character we didn't like", Hoeness told Frankenpost.
"And the clubs which spend so much money right now, like Paris or Manchester City, haven't won anything yet.
"So I don't worry about if the big money wins trophies at the end."