Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid over the recent wave of tax fraud allegations, numerous reports have claimed.
He is reportedly angry at his treatment by Spanish tax authorities and wishes to leave the country, according to the front page of Portuguese daily, A Bola, on Friday.
A Spanish state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of “taking advantage of a business structure created in 2010 to hide from fiscal authorities income generated in Spain from image rights.”
“He feels he’s honest, has good character and did everything OK, so he doesn’t understand,” a source close to Ronaldo told the BBC.
“He’s very sad and really upset.”
Ronaldo has helped Real win the Champions League three times and La Liga twice since joining from Manchester United for £80m in 2009.
He is believed to have communicated that decision to the Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez.