Spain court calls Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in $16mn tax fraud case


According to media reports Ronaldo is unsettled at Madrid because he believes Real did not back him as fully as he had hoped in his dispute with the taxman. Thank God I have a group of players who are so concentrated and always ready to answer any situation at any moment.

"The clause for Cristiano is £1bn".

On Wednesday, AS reported that Ronaldo is already having second thoughts about leaving the Santiago Bernabey after his positive response to Perez's decision to publicly defend him after the tax fraud allegations.

The Red Devils have been put on alert after it emerged Ronaldo wants to leave the Spanish capital this summer despite winning his third Champion League title as a Real Madrid player earlier this month.

Russian Federation manager Stanislav Cherchesov came to his team's defence after allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to score the only goal in Wednesday's 1-0 Confederations Cup loss to Portugal.

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Free-spending Paris St Germain have also been linked with a player that Perez insists there have been no bids for, nor he says has there been any offers for Alvaro Morata or James Rodriguez. "I'm sure he will speak to us about what has happened [with the tax case], which has obviously affected his credibility, and we'll see what happens".

"I hold the opinion that nobody is indispensable, not just Cristiano Ronaldo", Figo said to Gol when asked about the Portugal forward's future. This is all very odd.

Cristiano Ronaldo's solitary worldwide goal, which was his 74th senior global goal, was enough to hand Portugal Confederation Cup victory over hosts Russian Federation.

Indeed, Ronaldo was seeking public support and most importantly a support of Perez because the football world needs Ronaldo to remain with Los Blancos to continue his rivalry with Lionel Messi and Barcelona. "But now in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, we want to clarify once and for all that this rumour has no basis and must be referred to in the realm of fables".

Perez assured the fans that the Portugal worldwide would be honouring his contract with Real Madrid while insisting that he would contact the star striker only after the conclusion of Portugal's Confederations Cup campaign.