Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case
Jun 25 2017
Di Maria, who now plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain, will likely not serve any prison time because sentences of less than two years for first-time offenders are usually suspended in Spain.
All these cases are scrutinised from image rights on sponsored deals made by players, not salaries paid by clubs.
Cristiano Ronaldo is yet to discuss his future with Real Madrid in an attempt to fully focus on helping guide Portugal to another major worldwide title.
Real Madrid are holding out for an optimal fee for Alvaro Morata from Manchester United in order to fund the signing of Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.
A few days before, Spain's tax department raised the same charge against Ronaldo.
Real Madrid's football player Cristiano Ronaldo is willing to pay 14.7 million euros to Spain's tax authorities over alleged tax fraud.
Ronaldo supposedly likes those who are loyal to him and wants more dressing room allies in order to extend his Real stay into a ninth year.
Di Maria will now pay a total of €2 million in back-taxes and fine for committing tax fraud in Spain however, do not have to go to in jail as, in Spain, jail terms less than two years are usually barred unless the persona has a prior conviction.
In 2016, Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano received a one-year suspended prison sentence for tax fraud while Barca superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar are both now awaiting court decisions.