Perez says he hasn't spoken to Ronaldo about rumors of exit


Frustrated by the tax allegations, Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo announced his desire to leave the Bernabeu this summer. Portuguese sports daily A Bola then reported that Ronaldo was planning on leaving Madrid and it would be an "irreversible" decision.

Ronaldo, who is now on global duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, is said to be "outraged" after Spanish prosecutors accused him of defrauding authorities of nearly £13million, an accusation he denies. Perez says he will hold talks with the 32-year-old after his national side's campaign in the ongoing Federation Internationale de Football Association event.

"We have built a legendary team with the best players from Spain and the world, but also with many players from our youth academy", Perez said. "[Jorge] Mendes called me and told me that".

Marca said that Ronaldo believes he is being made an example of because of his status as a star and that "he is judged without people really knowing him".

"I'm certain that we will move on from this and that he will be with us for many more seasons".

"It has affected me how the media treated Cristiano; the presumption of innocence was not respected". My dedication and commitment will always be there as I seek to maintain the club's values and secure as many pieces of silverware as possible.

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Spanish prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the player accusing him of defrauding tax authorities of 14.7 million euros (16.39 million U.S. Dollars) by hiding his image rights income between 2011 and 2014.

Perez's first task after being reelected unopposed as Real Madrid president yesterday will be to appease Ronaldo amid speculation the four-time world player of the year wants to leave.

However, a statement from Ronaldo's management company Gestifute insisted the company, Tollin, which was established during Ronaldo's time with Manchester United, has acted in accordance with British and Spanish tax laws.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was re-elected on Monday but didn't make any comment about Ronaldo in his news conference.

In addition to this, his club teammates Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez have been linked with a move away from Real, with the Red Devils keen on signing the 24-year-old Spain global.