Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been summoned to appear before a judge in Spain. The 32-year-old Portuguese star is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014.
The hearing will take place on July 31 in a court in Madrid. Prosecutors accuse Ronaldo of evading tax via two companies based in the British Virgin Islands and Ireland.
The four-time world player of the year who said last week his “conscience is clear” is threatening to leave Real Madrid over the affair.
The four time balon d’or winner is accused of evading 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in tax.
The four-time world player of the year is currently on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russia which ends on July 2.