Real MadRid coach Zinedine
Zidane broke off his holiday to
call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid
to persuade his unsettled star
not to quit the club, Spanish
sports daily Marca claimed
yesterday.
Ronaldo, on Confederations
Cup duty in Russia with
Portugal, is reportedly furious
over a tax probe into the off
shore accounts dealing with
his image rights, and has
reportedly vowed to leave
Spain.
“i am leaving Real Madrid,”
Marca claim Ronaldo told his
Portuguese colleagues. “i have
made a decision. There is no
turning back,” the daily sports
paper reported.
according to Marca when
Zidane heard Ronaldo had
sworn to quit he broke off from
his family holiday and called
his No 7 to tell him Madrid
“needed him for his goals, and
also his winning mentality”.
Marca also reported that
club captain Sergio Ramos
had called Ronaldo to ask him
to stay.
in just 265 games for Real
Madrid Ronaldo has scored
285 goals, winning three
Champions league finals in
four seasons.
The 32-year-old Ronaldo is
the latest football superstar
to come under scrutiny for
tax evasion after lionel Messi
was handed a 2.1-million-euro
($2.3 million) fine last year for
avoiding paying taxes on part
of the income he earned from
image rights via companies in
Belize, Britain, Switzerland and
Uruguay.
Ronaldo is accused of
defrauding the authorities
of 14.7 million euros in tax
through offshore companies.

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