Cristiano Ronaldo offers €14million to Spanish authorities for image tax evasion
El Mundo, reports that the Portugal captain and Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has offered to pay €14million to Spanish tax authorities and admit to four counts of tax evasion.
Ronaldo is being accused of not paying €14.7m in tax on his image-rights earnings between 2011 and 2014.
Ronaldo earned $93million (£69m) in 2017 according to Forbes magazine.
The Portuguese star reportedly wants to close his tax case before the start of this year’s World Cup on 14th June.
To avoid prison and have accusations against his advisers, including super-agent Jorge Mendes, dropped, Prosecutors have previously said they will push to have Ronaldo pay back the tax and also pay a fine which could reach €100m .
The Spanish Treasury are reportedly looking over Ronaldo’s proposal and have not yet come to a decision.
If the Treasury rejects the deal and Ronaldo is found guilty he could be given a three-year prison sentence.