Florentino Perez has stressed Cristiano Ronaldo will only leave Real Madrid if a club matches his €1billion buyout clause and has slammed those who have called the Portugal worldwide “a delinquent” following his tax issues.
It is understood Ronaldo feels he has been singled out for disproportionate treatment after prosecutors accused him of defrauding the authorities of 14.7million euros (£12.8m). But I have no doubts about Cristiano.
“We are used to a lot of speculation about possible comings and goings during the transfer period”, said Rummenigge in a club statement with the headline “Hoax of the Day for the Ronaldo rumors”. I know Cristiano and he’s a good guy, not just with the ball, but as a person.
The Daily Mail quotes reports in Italy as claiming that the Red Devils are keen to tie up a transfer deal for both attackers and are ready to offer Real Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea plus a fee of £183m to complete the move. I can only say that we all have to fulfil our obligations when it comes to taxes.
Perez confirmed that Ronaldo was very angry about the tax allegations he faced.
The 70-year-old construction magnate’s third term in charge of Europe’s most successful club spanning 15 years ― 2000-2006 and since 2009 ― will be rubber stamped at a ceremony at the Santiago Bernabeu later Monday.
Ronaldo has scored 406 goals in 394 appearances for the Spanish club.
However, a glum-looking Ronaldo did do a short post-match interview with FIFA’s in-house media.
“The truth is that we have great goalkeepers”.
“We do not have to sound the alarm”.
Ronaldo maintains his innocence in the tax evasion case and insisted that he did everything in accordance with Spanish law.