Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Violet Tucker
June 22, 2017

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly testify in court on July 31 regarding his alleged tax fraud.

A four-time Ballon d'Or victor, the 32-year-old Ronaldo is the top European soccer player.

The Red Devils have chased their former No.7's signature in the past, only to see him soon sign a new contract with Real Madrid.

If Ronaldo does leave Madrid this summer his most likely destination will be a return to Old Trafford and Manchester United according to reports making the rounds.

He's coaching Manchester United.

According to an article published by UK's The Sun, Mourinho fell out with Ronaldo while he was the Real boiss, as he believed he was one of the high-profile players who had turned against him. The Merengues' no.1 spoke about De Gea's chances to move to the Bernabeu but did also share his thought about a possible departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

"We want to keep all our players next season, including James", said Perez. What people can not do is talk about him like he is a delinquent, that bothers me and is hurtful.

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The prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which appear to show that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits made from image rights".

Taking in consideration this situation, there are many clubs that could be interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo, although few of them have the economic power to afford paying the transfer fee and the salary.

Portuguese newspapers have listed Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Monaco among the potential suitors for the Portugal captain and that they might table an offer of 180 million euros ($201 million).

He also claimed he has not spoken with the player, who is representing Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation.

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.

"Nobody at Real wants him to leave", Florentino said.

Ronaldo maintains his innocence in the tax evasion case and insisted that he did everything in accordance with Spanish law.

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