Even though Spanish ABC and TVE TV on Wednesday announced that Cristiano Ronaldo agreed to pay €14.7 million of tax money he allegedly owes, the Portuguese will pay nothing.
As the Spanish news agency EFE reports, Ronaldo does not intend to pay the tax debt until he is proven guilty. He was reportedly advised not to pay anything because it would not have meant admitting guilt, and he would still have to go to court.
Cristiano Ronaldo will testify in a court in Madrid on July 31st. If convicted, the Portuguese will have to pay a total of €40 million (tax and punishment) and could get two years in prison. But just like Lionel Messi, the sentence will be turned into parole, as Spanish criminal law allows it.