Ronaldo summoned for hearing as Mourinho also accused of tax fraud

Kristopher Nichols
June 25, 2017

Ronaldo has yet to comment publicly on the matter, but despite the constant noise surrounding their star player, the Portuguese camp insisted on Tuesday that it is business as usual for Ronaldo and the team ahead of the Russian Federation clash.

The Portuguese superstar is angry at the tax fraud allegations brought against him in Spain and has told Real Madrid that he wants to leave the Bernabeu in the summer transfer window.

Former Barca defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year.

The Portuguese football star is set to take on Russian Federation as it hosts the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup on Wednesday, but his mind might be on being called to testifty before a Spanish judge on July 31st.

However, PSG won't offer as much money as Real Madrid were expecting.

File image of Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho.

Current Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused by Spanish tax authorities of failing to declare 3.3 million euros during his time in charge of Madrid.

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Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are represented by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes.

The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Madrid from 2010-13, now coaches Manchester United. "Cristiano is not a business, it is history of Real Madrid".

"The Spanish Government in turn, through the Tax Department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations".

On Ronaldo's future, Madrid president Florentino Perez said: 'I'm sure that Cristiano meets all his tax requirements, it must be a confusion that will be cleared up.

Ronaldo has been summonsed to appear in court in Madrid on July 31 as part of the investigation.

The frenzy of speculation began soon after Ronaldo was accused last week of a 14.7 million euro tax evasion through offshore companies. Mourinho has denied tax fraud of €3.3 million relating to his time at Real Madrid.

The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of "two offenses against the public treasury", the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

However, the deal must be formally processed in a hearing before a judge.

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