Cristiano Ronaldo wants out at Real Madrid after tax fraud allegations

Spanish prosecutors have accused Ronaldo of avoiding £14.7m in tax - a charge he completely denies.

The prosecutor's office in the Spanish capital is alleging the Portugal global used a business structure created in 2010 to hide his image rights income from the Spanish authorities.

A source claims the "outraged" Portugal global "feels great indignation" with all the speculation about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and has made a decision to leave Spain.

By now, we're all more than used to seeing stories linking Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid.

The possibility of a front-three containing Eden Hazard, Ronaldo and one of Pedro or Willian would send shivers down the spines of Premier League defenders, who you'd would be wishing that Costa were still at the club, making his goalscoring exploits look tame in comparison.

The source added: "He's very sad and really upset".

The storm has gone on while Portugal are preparing for the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation - their first game coming against Mexico on Sunday - but Ronaldo's global colleague Andre Silva insists his captain is concentrating on the task at hand.

Real Madrid are due to hold a presidential election this summer, with 18 June the last date for filing nominations.

Ronaldo signed a new five-year contract to stay at the Bernabeu in November 2016, declaring at the time he is ready to play on until his 41st birthday. At this moment, he wants to leave, " the source added. He doesn't want to stay in Spain.

"The only thing I can say about that is that he is motivated, focused on the national team and encouraging us to win the tournament", said Silva in a news conference ahead of Sunday's match against Mexico.

Ronaldo joined the 12-time European champions from Manchester United in 2009.

Gestifute said the company, Tollin, does not amount to an offshore structure for evading taxes and was established in 2004 when Ronaldo signed with United.

  • Julie Sanders