Decisive week for Ronaldo as tax evasion case comes to a closeMay 30, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo faces a decisive week as he has been told to pay the full sum in his tax evasion case or face criminal charges.
Diario AS are amongst those Spanish media outlets to report the news on Ronaldo, who has been at the forefront of the newspapers after discussing his future following the Champions League final win over Liverpool at the weekend.
The Portuguese international has been asked to pay the outstanding balance of €14.7m, plus charges on top which equate to a total of €28m.
According to El Mundo and as reported by Football Espana, the former Manchester United man hoped to pay a smaller fee to officials and that the case would be dropped, however, it is said to have now intensified.
The 33-year-old is now faced with paying the full amount before he represents his country at the World Cup this summer in Russia.
Criminal proceedings will follow if Ronaldo does not pay the amount, which will be initiated by the Spanish state.
Ronaldo has now been told that a deadline date of June 15 has been set and should that be failed to be paid – then a court case will follow the World Cup in July.