Cristiano Ronaldo reported to be leaving Spain following tax evading charge
The four-time Ballon d’Or winner has enjoyed another sensational season — but this summer could prove difficult following his charge for evading $21.8 million in tax.
An A Bola report says he has decided his time in Spain has come to an end and he has communicated this ‘irreversible’ decision as final to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
This is not the first hint this summer from the Portuguese press of Ronaldo’s discontent in Spain. Recently, the same publication claimed Los Blancos were braced for a $264 million bid for their No. 7
The Portugal superstar left Manchester United to join Real Madrid in 2009 and won everything with Los Blancos.
However, he has been frequently jeered by disgruntled fans when he produces an off game — and has spoken of his unhappiness at what he perceives to be a lack of gratitude.
Despite being 32, Ronaldo is still one of the fittest athletes in football and his marketing worth means breaking the world record to sign him would still be profitable.
But there are few clubs that could actually afford him. Former side United are likely candidates — although, he did fall out with Jose Mourinho during his time as Real Madrid manager.
While Paris Saint-Germain would certainly be keen to sign him as they look to fill the void left with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s exit last summer.