Ronaldo’s representatives Gestifute have denied the accusation, while Madrid have said they are “absolutely convinced that our player Cristiano Ronaldo will prove his total innocence in this process”.
Ronaldo, on Confederations Cup duty in Russian Federation with Portugal, is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the off shore accounts dealing with his image rights, and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain.
Perez, who began his second spell in 2009 and has overseen three Champions League wins in the last four years, has barely had to contend with any rivals for his post since the Liga club changed internal rules for presidential candidates in 2012. I’ve heard about the Cristiano situation from what newspapers have written.
He said: ‘Knowing those around him, and how professional they are, I’m positive that Cristiano is innocent.
Press Association Sport understands Ronaldo feels he has been singled out for disproportionate treatment after prosecutors accused him of defrauding the authorities of 14.7million euros (£12.8m).
There are only so many clubs who can handle his contract and the transfer fee, but interest in a return to Manchester United has been a two-way street for some time now.
At the moment, the whole saga is unclear as new teams get linked with the Real Madrid man every single day.
Onda Cero say Perez will “give his version of the “Ronaldo case” in an interview with the Spanish radio station late on Monday evening, while an event marking his re-election will be held at 6.30pm United Kingdom time at the Bernabeu’s presidential box.