Coentrao returns €1.7m in taxes

Fabio Coentrao has paid up €1.7m in back-taxes and fines after appearing court over alleged tax fraud whilst at Real Madrid.

The Portuguese international, who is set to complete a move to Sporting Lisbon, was accused of failing to pay €1.2m of taxes on image rights between 2011 and 2014.

Coentrao faced the same judge – Monica Gomez Ferrer – as club and international teammate Cristiano Ronaldo will later this month in relation to his alleged €14.7m tax fraud.

Both player’s agent is Jorge Mendes who appeared in court on 27 June in relation to the tax affairs of former Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao.

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