Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has insisted that he has no plan to sell the Portuguese star and will only leave Real Madrid if a club meets his €1billion buyout clause and has slammed the critics who have called Ronaldo “a delinquent” prior to his tax-fraud issues.
Prosecutors in Madrid as of late filed a complaint to a court in Pozuelo de Alarcon that accused the four-time Ballon d’Or champ of an “intentional” and “conscious” breach of his tax duty obligations, claiming the 32-year-old made a “business structure” in 2010 to conceal income from image rights between 2011 and 2014, along the line defrauding the Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million.
The grumbling was immediately trailed by reports that Ronaldo has decided to leave Madrid ahead of next season taking after the tax issues, however, Perez is unyielding that Ronaldo will only leave the Bernabeu for an enormous transfer fee.
“I have not conversed with him yet, but rather I will talk with him in the coming days. but he has a €1billion release clause. Unless any club is willing to pay that, he won’t leave,” Perez disclosed to Onda Cero.
“This is all exceptionally odd. I will defend him as a player and as a person. I know Cristiano and he is a decent person, both as a professional and a person. What people can’t do is talk about him like he is a delinquent, that troubles me and is hurtful.
“I don’t have the foggiest idea about his tax issue very well. I can only say that we as a whole need to fulfill our obligations with regards to tax. Yet, I have no doubts about Cristiano. What I have been told is that he is utilizing the same corporate structure that he used in the UK and there were no issues there.
“Cristiano is not angry about who pays the fine. He has for a long while been itching to follow the rules. “We release a statement to show to him our support. There is nothing Real Madrid need to do now. Cristiano should fulfill his financial commitments. There is an answer for everything.”