Real Madrid in danger of losing Cristiano Ronaldo amid tax allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo has chose to leave Spanish giants Real Madrid after telling his Portugal team-mates of his intentions, according to reports in Spain and Portugal.A source told the Daily Star Sunday: “Nobody in the game can see Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid”.On Thursday Ronaldo, who signed a new five-year contract in November, posted a picture with his fingers to his lips on Instagram with the caption: “Sometimes the best answer it’s to be quiet”.However despite this success he is still booed by some sections of the Bernabeu crowd.Spanish newspaper Marca reported last night that the club are trying to calm Ronaldo down and get him to reconsider his position.The star was accused by Spanish prosecutors this week of defrauding authorities of €14.8m worth of unpaid taxes between 2011 and 2014 – and his outrage at the accusations is what is making him want out.However, Gestifute – the company owned by the 32-year-old’s agent Jorge Mendes – released a statement detailing their client’s arrangements for payments related to his image rights and insisted “there has never been concealment, or the slightest intention to conceal”.Real backed that assertion, saying they were confident the Portuguese forward had acted legally. Ronaldo has helped Real Madrid to two Spanish titles and three Champions League wins during his time at the club.Ronaldo, Portugal’s all-time leading scorer, is the latest in a long line of soccer players in Spain – among them Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Neymar – to be caught up in cases over tax or transfers.He has completed eight seasons at Real Madrid since joining them from Man United in 2009 for a then-world record fee of 96 million euros.Ronaldo, now with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, has been angered by €14.7m ($21.6m) tax fraud claims in Spain.Spain’s AS reported that Ronaldo had made a decision to quit Real two months ago, before the Champions League final victory, telling his agent Jorge Mendes and other close associates that he felt “badly treated and unjustly judged”.