Not Again! Another Madrid Player Accused Of Tax Fraud

Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has become the latest Real Madrid player accused of tax fraud on revenue from his image rights.

According to Spanish prosecutors via a court filing revealed on Wednesday, the former Tottenham star evaded 870,728 euros ($1.03 million) in 2013 and 2014 through a shell company set up in Luxembourg.

His wife, Vadja, was mentioned in the tax fraud case.

The figure could however soar as soon as the details of financial holdings belonging to Modric in the Isle of Man are made known to Spanish authorities.

The 32-year old has become an integral part of the Real Madrid team since joining the Los Merengues from Tottenham Hotspur for a reported fee of £30 million ($40 million) in 2012.

He joins other club teammates like Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo on the wrong side of the law as regards tax fraud.

Brazilian left-back Marcelo had admitted to a 490,917 euro tax fraud via his image rights in 2013 on Tuesday.

He is now expected to be handed a four-month suspended sentence and a fine worth 40 percent of the defrauded amount.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s tax fraud case is yet to become clearer despite appearing in court four months ago (July) over accusations he evaded 14.7 million euros worth of tax between 2011 and 2014.