Real Madrid boss Perez tackles Ronaldo problem

Solenn Plantier
Juin 20, 2017

Chelsea are now ready to rival Manchester United for the signature of Ronaldo, who has said he wants out of Real Madrid and Spain after authorities accused him of tax fraud.

A move back to Old Trafford would certainly go down well with the fans, however, at a reported record-breaking £131m, it would be a huge call for the powers that be at the club.

If, as expected, no candidate presents a bid before Sunday's deadline, Perez will be confirmed on Monday as president until 2021, further cementing his rock solid position as head of the European and Spanish champions.

"I have not spoken to Ronaldo, I have just heard what has been in the newspapers".

According to the accusation, after signing his contract with Real Madrid in the summer of 2009, Ronaldo "purported to" cede his image rights to a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands, a tax haven in the Caribbean. This could be stunt in order for Ronaldo to get a pay bump from Real; we've seen numerous players do that before, including United captain Wayne Rooney.

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.

Ronaldo is now in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup, where Portugal got their campaign under way with a 2-2 draw against Mexico on Sunday.

That said, however, how much would Manchester United be willing to offer to acquire the services of a 32-year-old player?

Tebas told La Sexta: "Knowing the people that surround Cristiano Ronaldo, how professional they are, and from what I've read regarding the reports done by the Spanish tax agency ..." Mainly about Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Real Madrid forward wants to leave Spain and a source close to the player says United are very close to his heart. What I have been told is that he has the same structure [in Spain] that he had in England - and there was no problem there.

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