Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud
- Author: Joey Payne Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 3:07
Perez, who was re-elected unopposed this week, defended the player in a full-length interview with Onda Cero in which he claimed the tax issues were simply a "misunderstanding" and denied that Ronaldo would ask to leave in an attempt to have any fines paid by the club.
A Spanish state prosecutor last week accused him of failing to pay 14.8 million euros on image rights earned between 2011 and 2014, saying he used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to 'create a screen in order to hide his total income'.
Cristiano Ronaldo has chose to "reconsider" plans to depart Real Madrid this summer after being won over by reassuring comments from club president Florentino Perez, seemingly ending Manchester United's hopes of re-signing him.
Ronaldo once again swerved questions about his future after scoring the decisive goal in Portugal's 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation at the FIFA Confederations Cup.
They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes after a 2014 inquiry, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros.
Meanwhile Brazil star and Barcelona forward Neymar and his parents are due to stand trial for alleged corruption over his transfer from Santos in 2013.
Ronaldo is a Real player and will continue to be so as far as we are concerned. something really weird would have to happen if he were to leave this club.
Although Ronaldo has not publicly admitted that he wants to leave Real Madrid, it is believed that the Portuguese captain has become detached from Real Madrid as he feels he is not being appreciated at the club and would like to return to England.
"The Spanish government, at the time and through the revenue service, confirmed with a certificate that they had reviewed the situation and that we were up to date with our tax obligations", Gestifute said.