FOX: Cristiano Ronaldo in talks for ‘world record move’


CRISTIANO RONALDO has held a secret meeting with PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi, according to reports in Spain.

The pair discussed a world-record move from Real Madrid on a yacht in Ibiza, claim OK Diario.

Portugal skipper Ronaldo is enjoying a break on the Spanish island following his country’s run to the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

He missed the third-place playoff to spend time with his newborn twins.

The Real star was strongly tipped to move away from the Bernabeu this summer after being accused of tax fraud.

Ronaldo, 32, asked agent Jorge Mendes to seal him a dream move to Old Trafford.

But Real president Florentino Perez told esRadio: “I know Cristiano is angry, but I think he will stay.

“I haven’t spoken with him. The only thing that has to be done is to wait and talk after the Confederations [Cup].”

Ronaldo’s management company Gestifute insisted their client has acted in accordance with British and Spanish tax laws.

They said: “Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Real Madrid in 2009 under the Law of Impatriots, legislation in force and prevailing then, and he was taxed only for the incomes that were attributable to Spain.


“The Prosecutor’s Office says that the player declared the income derived from the transfer of image rights as income from movable capital to evade taxes.

“The laws applicable to Cristiano Ronaldo are the Personal Income Tax Law and the Impatriots Law.

“In Articles 25.4 and 13.1.F3, respectively, it is clear that the player’s income for image rights is considered to be as movable capital and will only exceptionally be income from an economic activity.

“The player declared to the Tax Authorities 100 per cent of the part attributable to Spain of Tollin’s income and his image rights during the periods 2009-2014 and 2015-2020.

“All this according to the criteria set by the United Kingdom Treasury to determine that part of the image transfer revenue was originated in that country, which shows that there was no intention to defraud.

“In conclusion: the declared amount can be discussed, but it is clear that the football player did not try to evade taxes.”