Ronaldo, Portugal's all-time leading scorer, is the latest in a long line of players in Spain - among them Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar - to be caught up in cases over tax or transfers. They are all superstars in the football world that ran into major trouble with Spanish tax laws.
Real Madrid's key footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to appear before a judge on July 31, following accusations of tax fraud by the Spanish authorities. He has yet to comment on the claim.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez made his first remarks about Ronaldo's stunning revelation in an interview with Spain's Onda Cero radio, indicating that he is not looking to offload his star.
The 32-year-old signed a new contract with Real until 2021 in November last year and has a release clause of 1 billion euros. I know Cristiano. He's a great guy and a professional.
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Ronaldo is with Portugal at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation and has not said anything about his future since the A Bola story was published.
According to reports, Ronaldo's treatment in Spain over the allegations has led to wanting a departure, despite winning three of the last four Champions League crowns with the club.
Real Madrid turned down the opportunity to sign goalkeeper David de Gea from Manchester United last summer, club president Florentino Perez said on Tuesday while playing down the possibility of bidding for the Spain worldwide again. Not I nor anyone at Madrid is contemplating that Cristiano could leave the club.
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