Angry Ronaldo Hints at a Return to England During Court Trial
Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted he would like to return to England after revealing his frustration over an investigation into his tax returns.
The 32-year-old Real Madrid striker, who played for Manchester United between 2003 and 2009, has denied charges of evading tax and hiding details of his income from the Spanish tax authorities.
Prosecutors allege Ronaldo evaded €14.7 million (Dh63.5m) in tax.
The Portuguese claims that, contrary to the argument of the Public Prosecutor, the transfer of his image rights to a company he owned took place in 2004 and not in 2010 just after he joined Madrid.
Since 2015 the player said his image rights had been granted to an independent third party, registered in Spain, that pays tax for him.
The Public Prosecutor’s charge is limited exclusively to tax on the amounts earned by the player in 2014 for granting his image rights for the years from 2011 to 2020.