Alexis Sanchez’s 16-month prison sentence

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez has agreed a 16-month prison sentence for defrauding the Spanish tax authorities by €1m, say reports.

The Chilean will not serve any of the prison sentence due to being a first-time offender in Spain and due to the punishment being less than 24 months.

The charges relate to the forward’s time at Barcelona in the 2012-13 where he reportedly did not declare image rights that he was receiving.

The 29-year-old has admitted his guilt on the charges and has fully repaid the sum of money, alongside interest, to ensure his sentence was reduced.

Sanchez must now attempt to avoid any further punishment within the next two years to avoid serving jail time, in a similar instance to many other Spanish-based stars including Lionel Messi.

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