In November 2019, the Madrid courts of Plaza de Castilla cleared the former central midfielder of charges of defrauding the state to a grand total of €572,008.
However, the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of Madrid immediately requested a retrial with Marca claiming there was new evidence alongside ‘unusual behaviour’ of the accused.
💥 ÚLTIMA HORA | El Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Madrid ha anulado la sentencia que había absuelto a @XabiAlonso por fraude fiscal
👨🏼⚖️ El exfutbolista había sido absuelto por tres delitos de fraude contra la Hacienda Pública entre los años 2010 y 2012 pic.twitter.com/qGSrcbn5hU
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) January 25, 2021
Now the TSJM has called for the same charges to be brought before the courts to resolve a new legal motivation.
The former Liverpool midfielder and Spain international, unlike other high-profile players, always refuted the charges against him as set out by the Hacienda tax operation in the country.
Prosecutors had been demanding that the ex-Liverpool star be hit with a five-year prison sentence and a €2m fine over the incident, while a further three counts of fiscal fraud were alleged to have been carried out between the period of 2010 and 2012.
Alonso joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 in a €30m move from Liverpool. He spent five seasons with Madrid before joining Bayern Munich in the summer of 2014.
He is currently the coach of the Real Sociedad B team.