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Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

20 June 2017

The Portuguese worldwide is now in Russian Federation competing for the European champions in the Confederations Cup.

Perez, a 70-year-old construction magnate, was elected unopposed Monday for a third term in charge of Europe's most successful club.

"I have not spoken with him". He has led Madrid to back-to-back Champions League titles and its first Spanish league in five seasons this year, and helped Portugal to win last year's European Championship. "The whole thing is very odd because Cristiano Ronaldo is a great guy, both as a player and a person".

"I've been affected by how the Cristiano news has been treated by the media". Cristiano is a good guy - I have to talk to him and see what happens. What I have been told is that he has the same structure [in Spain] that he had in England and there was no problem there.

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"I will always defend Cristiano as a footballer and as a person".

"I do not think he's going to leave at all", Perez told Onda Cero.

Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing, and Madrid has issued a statement saying it believed the player was innocent.

Reports of a rejected EUR60million bid from United seem wide of the mark, though, according to Madrid president Perez, who remains keen to keep Morata in the Spanish capital.

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"But something really weird would have to happen if he were to leave this club".

Ronaldo was a world-record signing of intent from United after Perez returned as president eight years ago, the forward being part of a £225million summer spending spree that also saw the likes of Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso move to Real.

Last Tuesday, a Madrid-based prosecutor's office accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud totalling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million).

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Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing