Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to quit Spain and has already informed Real Madrid president Florentino Perez of his ‘irreversible’ decision, according to a report in his native Portugal.
A Bola newspaper says Ronaldo has been “outraged” by the decision of Spanish prosecutors to charge him with tax fraud over an alleged failure to pay €14.7 million in income earned through image rights between 2011 and 2014.
Asked about the charge while on international duty with Portugal, Ronaldo merely responded: “I have a clear conscience”, and he has had the strong public backing of his club, who issued a statement saying they had “full confidence” in their all-time record goalscorer.
But Ronaldo, who joined Madrid for a then world record £80m in 2009, has decided that his future lies away from Spain after being taken to court by the nation’s tax authorities, according to A Bola, which splashed the news on its front page.
Ronaldo has recently been linked with a huge €200m exit from Real Madrid, with both Paris Saint-Germain and former club Manchester United said to be interested in the player who has won three Champions Leagues in four years in the Spanish capital.
SOURCE : Eurosport.