Florentino Perez fails to mention Ronaldo at media event
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 22, 2017,
Jun 22, 2017, 8:54
The Economic Crime Section of the Provincial Prosecutor's Office of Madrid has filed a complaint with the Court of Instruction.
The Portuguese is alleged to owe tax authorities €3.3m, on the basis of an image rights agreement "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits", a prosecutor said in a statement.
Even so, Perez said he was convinced Ronaldo would stay and affirmed that his Real contract was protected by a one billion euro release clause.
Ronaldo, Portugal's all-time leading scorer, is the latest in a long line of soccer players in Spain - among them Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar - to be caught up in cases over tax or transfers.
The complaint was quickly followed by reports that Ronaldo has made a decision to leave Madrid ahead of next season following his tax problems, but Perez is adamant the prolific forward will only be on the move for a huge transfer fee.
Unsettled Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo's woes deepened on Tuesday, when the Portuguese forward was summoned to appear in a Madrid court on July 31 to answer to four counts of tax evasion of 14.7 million euros.
But Spanish prosecutors stated the Real Madrid star used a shell company to hide incomes made from image rights.
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. This is all very odd.
"Cristiano is not angry about who pays the fine".
"That is the model Real Madrid will continue with".