Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo has been called to testify on July 31 in Madrid on allegations that he hid income from tax authorities between 2011 and 2014, the court said on Tuesday.

Prosecutors accuse the Portugal global of evading tax via a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands and another in Ireland, known for its low corporate tax rate.

Ronaldo, who has also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, is said to now earn around £365,000 a week at Real Madrid and the same article claims that Manchester United would be willing to match those wages.

Ronaldo is at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, playing for Portugal.

Something really weird would have to happen for him to leave this club.

While the club has backed Ronaldo already, the Madrid President, Florentino Perez has also stated that he will be talking to Ronaldo in the coming days to clear up the issue.

"We want to keep all our players next season, including James", said Perez.

"I know Cristiano, he's a good guy as a professional and as a person", stated Perez in his interview with Marca and Onda Cero on Monday.

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They were strong words of support for Ronaldo from Perez and now Spanish newspaper AS are suggesting the intervention has led to a softening of the player's stance on leaving Real Madrid.

"But something really weird would have to happen for him to leave this club".

He added Ronaldo's buyout clause is £1 billion, and no clubs have made any offers so far.

"I have not talked with Cristiano but they tell me has been treated badly in this country".

Paul Pogba is now the most expensive player on the globe after United brought him back from Juventus last summer and Jose Mourinho's men would likely have to break the bank again to re-sign the Portuguese.

The two also clashed during their time together at Real Madrid, making matters even more complicated.

Prosecutors claim that the Portuguese manager - who took over at Manchester United previous year - failed to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011and 1.7 million euros in 2012. "The truth is that we have great goalkeepers".

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