Cristiano Ronaldo Star forward has told Real Madrid he wants to leave

Ronaldo is reportedly angry over the way he has been treated in Spain and wants to leave Real Madrid.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's highest paid athlete, according to Forbes magazine play Cristiano Ronaldo has told Real Madrid he wants to leave (AFP/File)
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Cristiano Ronaldo has stunned Real Madrid by informing them of his decision to leave following the tax evasion taxes he is facing in Spain.

Ronaldo during the week was accused of evading tax up to the tune of €15million by prosecutors in Spain.

Reports coming from Spain this morning have revealed that Ronaldo is angry over the tax evasion accusations and is ready to leave Spain.

Cristiano Ronaldo play Ronaldo believes he's been treated like a criminal in Spain (AFP/File)

According to A Bola, the 32-year-old has told Real Madrid that his decision to quite the club us 'irreversible'.

Real Madrid are said to be shocked by the player’s decision after they released a statement backing him in the face of the accusations.

Cristiano Ronaldo (A Bola) play Cristiano Ronaldo on the cover of A Bola (A Bola)

 

The Portugal star, however, believes he has been treated as a criminal especially after he took steps to come clean in his tax issues by paying an extra €6m in 2013.

According to the reports, Ronaldo feels the latest accusation is as a result of a difference of interpretation of Spain’s complicated tax laws on image rights.

A judge in Madrid will make a decision on whether the case goes to court and the reigning Ballon d’Or winner will have 30 days to plead guilty, pay a fine or prove his innocence which will attract a harsher sentence if found guilty.

Cristiano Ronaldo play Ronaldo in 2013 voluntarily paid an extra €6m to settle his tax issues (Getty Images)

 

Real Madrid have backed the star, stating that they are behind the man who scored two goals in the final of the Champions League just a fortnight ago.

"Real Madrid C.F. have full confidence in our player Cristiano Ronaldo, who we understand has acted in accordance with the legality regarding the fulfilment of his fiscal obligations," Real said in a statement.

"Since his arrival at Real Madrid C.F. in July 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo has always shown a clear will to fulfil all his tax obligations."

"Real Madrid C.F. are absolutely convinced that our player, Cristiano Ronaldo, will prove his total innocence in this process. Real Madrid C.F. hope that justice is done as quickly as possible so that his innocence can be proven as soon as possible."

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