Real President Perez Expects Ronaldo to Stay

Doug Mendoza
June 20, 2017

Reports last week had suggested that Ronaldo had made a decision to leave Madrid after Spanish authorities filed tax evasion charges against him.

'I know him and he's a top professional and person and all this is very odd, ' Perez said. "Unless someone is willing to pay that, he will not leave", Perez told Onda Cero.

Ronaldo is at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, playing for Portugal.

Last year Barcelona player Lionel Messi and father Jorge were convicted of tax fraud to the tune of 4.1 million Euros on his image rights which were controlled by offshore companies in Belize and Uruguay.

"I haven't spoken with Cristiano, I learned about it because of what came out in the newspapers".

"I've not spoken with Nasser (Al-Khelaifi, PSG president) or with anybody", Perez said. "He will tell us what has happened".

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"I do not know his tax situation very well".

Asked if Mourinho expected Ronaldo to return to Old Trafford, the club insider said: "No. Ronaldo wants only money from Real, nothing more". Florentino Perez's first task after being re-elected unopposed as Real Madrid president will be to appease superstar Cristiano Ronaldo amid speculation the four-time world player of the year wants to leave.

A judge will now decide whether there are grounds to take the matter to court.

Perez said on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) that "as far as I know Cristiano has always met (his fiscal obligations)" and that "it all must be some sort of misunderstanding that will be cleared up quickly".

Portuguese sports daily A Bola had also claimed that Perez had already been informed of the 32-year-old's decision.

He is their all-time top scorer with 404 goals in 394 games and has won three Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles and two King's Cups with the European Champions.

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