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Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

23 June 2017

Those reports were prompted by accusations - which the player denied, that he defrauded Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million.

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

This Wednesday, the French newspaper L'Equipe published on their front page that PSG will be in wait just in case Cristiano Ronaldo finally decides to leave Spain.

Ronaldo, who is in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup playing for Portugal, has played in Spain for Real Madrid since 2009.

When it became public that a prosecutor in Madrid filed a tax fraud complaint against Ronaldo on June 13, the news went viral and several global media platforms speculated that this could cause the footballer to leave Real Madrid this summer.

The statement also said that Mourinho had received a certificate from the authorities confirming that he was "up to date with all his tax obligations".

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

Ronaldo is accused of knowingly using a "business structure" to hide income made from his image rights.

The Economic Crime Section of the Provincial Prosecutor's Office of Madrid has filed a complaint with the Court of Instruction.

However, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is adamant that Ronaldo will continue to be a player for the world's biggest football club.

Portugal's all-time record scorer has been linked to former club Manchester United and other top clubs after running into problems with tax authorities.

Ronaldo's Real Madrid future was in doubt when it was reported in the media that the star forward was unsettled at Real Madrid. "We don't want to disturb his concentration with the national team", said Perez.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League semifinals first leg soccer match in May.