Cristiano Ronaldo under suspicion, Radamel Falcao investigated, Lionel Messi sentenced.
Spain’s courts have been busy tackling the alleged and real multi-million-euro tax evasion of football’s biggest stars.
But, while they may be aware of what they are doing, footballers rely on expert go-betweens like big banks to help them manage their finances.
The European Commission is now looking into measures that would dissuade these intermediaries from assisting wealthy individuals in avoiding tax.
On top of their mammoth salaries and victory bonuses, the world’s leading footballers earn millions by loaning their name and image for advertising campaigns.
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