The football heavyweight Cristiano Ronaldo might quit Real Madrid and Spain following accusation of tax fraud levelled against him in the country, A Bola, a Portuguese sports daily said yesterday.
The tabloid further which claimed its reports were on reliable sources, said Ronaldo had already concluded to ask transfer from the club.
The four times world player was deeply disenchanted because of the allegation against him, the newspaper asserted.
Spanish prosecutors are filing suit against the 32-year-old for defrauding tax authority the sum of €14.7 million between 2011 and 2014 by hiding under pretence of rights income.
Ronaldo has however denied the wrongdoing.
Commenting on the accusation on Thursday, Real Madrid said they believed Ronaldo had acted legally but could not be reached again to comment yesterday on the report.
In the Champions League, Ronaldo scored two goals for Real Madrid in 4-1 win against Juventus, qualifying the team for their European Cup this month. He is the top scorer in the tournament.