Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward, Angel Di Maria has been handed a one year prison sentence as well as a £1.76million fine after admitting to tax fraud in Spain.
It was gathered that the Argentine winger defrauded Spanish authorities of £1.14million during his four-year stay with Real Madrid between 2010 and 2014.
According to SunSports, Di Maria stroke a deal with authorities to avoid a trial at the Spanish Supreme Court – which had also found Lionel Messi guilty of similar charges, 2016.
Di Maria admitted that to two separate counts of fraud – each of which will carry a six-month sentence – and will pay 60 per cent fine on top of his arrears, coming to £1.76m.
However, the Argentinian is unlikely to spend any time behind bars as sentences of under two-years are usually suspended when the convicted has no criminal record.
Di Maria’s charges relate to the player’s image rights with Los Blancos in 2012 and 2013.