Ronaldo summoned for tax hearing


Prosecutors in Madrid recently filed a complaint to a court accusing the four-time Ballon d'Or victor of a "voluntary" and "conscious" breach of his tax obligations, claiming the 32-year-old created a "business structure" in 2010 to hide earnings from image rights between 2011 and 2014, thus defrauding the Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million.

The 32-year-old Portugal captain is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies from 2011 and 2014. It will now be up to a judge to decide whether to take the matter to court.

Ronaldo is now on global duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup, but, according to the report, has told his teammates that Perez's words were "better late than never" and have conveniently led to him having a change of heart.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has finally spoken about Cristiano Ronaldo's future at Los Blancos.

Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016.

Guide "Manchester United" is not convinced that the club needs to buy a striker "real" Cristiano Ronaldo.

Spanish paper Marca had reported that Ronaldo told his teammates "there is no turning back"". The last time I spoke to Ronaldo was after the Cardiff match and we spoke about next season.

"I haven't learned very much about the situation, he's at a very important tournament at the moment in the Confederations Cup and until that ends I'm not going to disturb the atmosphere of his team", added Perez. "We have not had an offer from Cristiano.the Sheikh at PSG is a friend of mine and he hasn't called me nor have we talked".

Perez's radio interview came hours after the 70-year-old businessman was reelected to a fifth four-year term as Madrid's president.

Manchester United have vowed to stand by their manager after he was accused of defrauding the taxman of €3.3m (£2.9m).

Perez said: "Cristiano has a contract and he is a Real Madrid player".

"As a Real Madrid fan it's sad to see the possibility of one of the best we've ever had to leave", Garcia said.