Di Maria fined €2m in tax fraud

Angel Di Maria has accepted paying €2m in Spanish back-taxes and fines alongside a one-year jail sentence, say reports in Spain.

According to El Confidencial, the Paris Saint-Germain winger will plead guilty to two counts of tax fraud whilst at Real Madrid following an agreement between his lawyers and the public prosecutor.

In November, a case emerged that Di Maria owed €1.298m after outsourcing his image rights to a company in Panama between 2012 and 2013.

However, the reports also stress that such an agreement between the player’s lawyers and the prosecution service is not yet formal and the punishment could still change.

The 29-year-old is represented by Gestifute, which is owned by agent Jorge Mendes and is the latest in a long line of representatives to allegedly owe the Spanish authorities tax.

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