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Published: Sat, June 24, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

The accusation comes a week after the Madrid-based prosecutor's office accused Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of £12.9m.

"Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho did not sign any contract on the 31st of March 2010 for him to take over the role of coach, as is wrongly asserted by the aforementioned newspaper".

They are also accusing him of "voluntarily" refusing to include €28.4 million in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period to a Spanish company.

They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes after a 2014 inquiry, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros. "To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process", the statement from Gestifute Media read.

The 32-year-old is understood to be unhappy with what he perceives as a lack of protection from the club after he was charged with defrauding the Spanish government of £13m in unpaid tax.

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.

There is not a United fan on this earth who hasn't, at some point, dreamed about what it would be like to see Ronaldo, after conquering Spain and indeed Europe with Madrid, return to the place where it all started someday.

United manager Jose Mourinho and Real forward Cristiano Ronaldo deny charges.

Ironically, Ronaldo could be reunited with Mourinho, with his former club Manchester United the club most likely to sign Ronaldo should he leave.

Cristiano Ronaldo is willing to pay up no less than 14.8 million euros just to avoid a potential jail sentence after he was accused of tax evasion, reported the Iberian press.

In Spain, sentences less than two years are normally suspended unless the individual has a prior conviction.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been in the news a lot in the last few days and it's not for all the good reasons.

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