Real Madrid have issued a statement advising those pointing accusing fingers at their star player, Cristiano Ronaldo to be guided in their utterances and accusation maintaining that the Portuguese did not commit any crime of tax evasion and should not be labelled guilty without conviction from the tax authorities.
Football Leaks released copies of documents containing an indictment on Ronaldo as regards tax evasion. He was accused of deliberately hiding sums gotten from image rights in tax havens in a bid to escape the watchful eyes of British and Spanish authorities.
Spanish authorities revealed they started investigating the Portuguese a year ago and accuses him at least 150 million euros through various British Virgin Islands tax havens. Ronaldo denied the allegations and stated that he was guilty of no such crime.
Also hit is former Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. He released a statement denying to have taken part in any dirty business of hiding funds.
Gestifute, a company owned by both Portuguese men’s agent, Jorge Mendes threw their backs behind their clients, dismissing the leaks as unfounded and maintained that “both Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho are fully compliant with their tax obligations with the Spanish and British tax authorities.”
Also being charged to the dock are ex-Madrid players Xabi Alonso, Angel Di Maria – now at Paris Saint-Germain – and Ricardo Carvalho while Los Blancos fullback Fabio Coentrao and Monaco forward Radamel Falcao are being investigated.
Ronaldo signed from Manchester united in the summer of 2009 at a then world record of 94 million euros and have since gone on to win La Liga title, two Champions League’s winners medal, Copa del Rey and has broken a plethora of records at the Santiago Bernabeu.