Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Tax fraud case: Real Madrid president not contemplating Cristiano Ronaldo departure

Tax fraud case: Real Madrid president not contemplating Cristiano Ronaldo departure

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been summoned by the Spanish authorities as part of the investigation into his tax affairs.

Indeed, if Ronaldo does want to move on this summer, there may be little Real can do to stop him.

Perez said he could understood why the four-times world player of the year had been upset after he was accused last week of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies.

Perez further insisted that Ronaldo, who has a release clause of £1 billion, is at "ease" in Real Madrid.

Ronaldo is said to be "upset" after being accused of tax fraud and wants to leave, a source close to the player told the BBC.

With United being linked to several top strikers in Europe, including Ronaldo's teammate Alvaro Morata, theyclub can't afford to just sit and wait just to have Ronaldo change his mind on the last day of the transfer window.

"I do not think he's going to leave at all", Perez told Onda Cero. The Champions League and the La Liga winners have publicly backed their star player, saying they have "full confidence" in the former Manchester United man.

But Perez has admitted that it would have been a dream to bring the magical Argentine to Barca's bitter rivals, although he admits that such an ambition may remain mere dreams due to the player's long history at the Catalan club, Goal writes.

Ronaldo is with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation and has not said anything about his future since the A Bola story was published.

"I have not spoken with him". I've heard about the Cristiano situation from what newspapers have written. "The only thing I know is that he feels mistreated by the media".

It looked certain De Gea was set to leave after six years at Old Trafford and United were determined to get the best possible price they can for the Spain global, but the landscape has changed over the last two weeks.

"I'm sure he will speak to us about what has happened (with the tax case), which has obviously affected his credibility, and we'll see what happens".

He said that Ronaldo had clearly done nothing wrong and Perez was appalled that the "presumption of innocence is not respected" by the media who have branded the played a delinquent.

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