Real Madrid are ‘absolutely convinced’ their player Cristiano Ronaldo will prove his ‘total innocence’ in light of alleged tax evasion, the club have confirmed.
The Portuguese star is set to face charges from Spanish prosecutors for an alleged €14.7m following an investigation with a potential 15-month prison sentence, should he be found guilty.
“Real Madrid C.F have full confidence in our player Cristiano Ronaldo, who we understand has acted in accordance with the legality regarding the fulfilment of his fiscal obligations,” read an official club statement.
“Since his arrival at Real Madrid C.F in July 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo has always shown a clear will to fulfil all his tax obligations.
“Real Madrid C.F. are absolutely convinced that our player, Cristiano Ronaldo, will prove his total innocence in this process.
“Real Madrid C.F. hope that justice is done as quickly as possible so that his innocence can be proven as soon as possible.”