Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 14:51
"I will always defend Cristiano as a person and as a footballer".
Asked about potential clubs Ronaldo could join, Perez said: "I'm not contemplating Ronaldo leaving".
Spanish prosecutors released a statement on Tuesday indicating that the 54-year-old used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to hide profits.
Ronaldo is a Real player and will continue to be so as far as we are concerned. something really freakish would have to happen if he were to leave this club.
Perez said he could understood why Ronaldo had been upset after he was accused last week of tax fraud.
Gomez Ferrer will make the final decision on whether the matter goes to trial.
Ronaldo isn't the first major football star to be accused of defrauding the authorities, as Lionel Messi has been accused of similar crimes as early as 2016.
The episode may cost Real Madrid their star winger as Ronaldo feels hard done by the apparent excessive force with which the complaint has been dealt with.
Mourinho allegedly committed tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, according to Madrid's provincial state prosecutor's office.
This assumes, however, that Ronaldo is still a Madrid player, with a source confirming that he wants to leave Madrid and Spain as a result of accusations from the Spanish tax authorities and the media.
Though that will still happen, this is a good sign for Real fans who grew nervous at the thought of the club's most popular player in history departing.