Di Maria agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud

Jun 25, 2017, 01:10

Former Real Madrid player Angel Di Maria has reached an agreement with Spanish prosecutors over a tax evasion charge related to his image rights, a Madrid-based court said on Wednesday.

Ronaldo - on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2 - is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014.

Cristiano Ronaldo's woes deepened yesterday when the star striker who reportedly wants to quit Real Madrid was summoned to appear before a judge investigating tax fraud.

More news: TX mom says she left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

FLORENTINO PEREZ, Real Madrid president, denying that star man Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave in the wake of his tax fraud case.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their third goal against Juventus during their Uefa Champions League Final match at The National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff June 3, 2017.

The former Benfica player is the latest in a long line of players and coaches accused of evading taxes in Spain after his former team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo and current Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho also among the accused.

More news: Seattle love, dread of activist investor help clinch Amazon M&A roles

He is said to have defrauded the Spanish government out of £1.14million during his four-year spell at the Bernabeu. And the 31-year-old superstar is now said to have begun to rethink his decision to leave Madrid after eight years, on the back of Perez's backing on him on Spanish radio station Onda Cero.

Ronaldo played for the northern English giants from 2003 to 2009, when he left for Spain.

Despite insisting Madrid could cope without Ronaldo, Figo does not believe the 2016 Ballon d'Or victor, who is hot favourite to win the 2017 award too will ultimately leave.

More news: US Vice-President Mike Pence hires counsel to deal with Russian Federation probe inquiries

But amid claims he will meet with Perez after global duty with an offer from Paris Saint Germain under his arm, Ronaldo has chose to fight on and make no pre-payment of the money he is accused of having defrauded.

Loading...
loading...
loading...
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Misfiring India crash out after loss to Malaysia

    Misfiring India crash out after loss to Malaysia

    Down by a goal, the Indians went all out attacking in the last 10 minutes and had three clear chances to score. Going by form and ranking, world no. 6 India start overwhelming favourites against the 14th-placed Malaysians.

    Finally, Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

    The UK will publish a detailed paper on Monday "outlining an offer" on citizens' rights, Mr Davis said, which he hoped would lead to a swift agreement.
    20 injured as plane from Paris hits turbulence in China

    20 injured as plane from Paris hits turbulence in China

    The process lasted about 10 minutes", Xinhua quoted a passenger surnamed Zhang, who was slightly injured, as saying. Some passengers suffered fractures after they hit the overhead lockers in the wake of the turbulence.
  • Murder of Reston Teen: 'A Deadly Case of Road Rage'

    Murder of Reston Teen: 'A Deadly Case of Road Rage'

    If you think for a minute that her appearance had nothing to do with this crime, you're lying to yourself". "She's gone", he said. Others said they did believe the attack was a hate crime, though they can't understand why that would happen so close to home.
    Darjeeling unrest leaves 36 policemen injured

    Darjeeling unrest leaves 36 policemen injured

    The Court also directed the Bengal government to take immediate steps to restore peace and normalcy in the hills. He had, however, said that one person had died on Saturday, but did not specify the cause of his death.
    Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

    Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

    When he left, she said, Hodgkinson told her he was going to Washington , D.C.to "work with people to change the tax brackets". Here's what she said. "He said, 'I understand, ' and said he needed to take the gun to a range to shoot it, Watson said.
  • First head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, Frank Kush, dies at 88

    First head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, Frank Kush, dies at 88

    He was named national Coach of the Year after a ideal 12-0 season in 1975, one of two undefeated seasons for his ASU teams. In his college coaching career, Kush was the head man at Arizona State from 1958-1979, compiling a record of 176-51-1.

    Iranians chant "Death to Israel", burn Islamic State's flag at rallies

    State media say similar demonstrations are underway in other cities and towns in Iran . Iranian President Hassan Rouhani joined the march through Tehran .

    Floyd Mayweather Opens as Heavy Betting Favorite Over Conor McGregor

    Only way it can ruin boxing is if McGregor goes and boxes Floyd because he's going to look really ridiculous boxing him. The current odds mean that you would have to bet $800 on Mayweather just to get $100 in profit if you win.
  • Road rage suspected in Muslim Va. teen's death

    Road rage suspected in Muslim Va. teen's death

    Police have arrested a 22-year-old man who allegedly assaulted and killed a 17-year-old after she left her mosque in Virginia . According to CNN , a police officer recognized the auto as fitting the description of the vehicle in the road rage attack.

    Mbappe 'still has to prove his qualities' - Trezeguet

    That would be bad news for the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool who have been linked with moves to bring Mbappe to England. David Trezeguet believes Kylian Mbappe needs to prove himself at Monaco , before seeking an exit.

    Proposed DUP deal would not undermine Good Friday Agreement, insists May

    In practice, it would mean the DUP's 10 MPs in the House of Commons supporting the Tory minority government in major votes. Mr Grayling told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I don't think a change of prime minister should be on our agenda".
popular