Monday, November 20, 2017

Messi calm over tax evasion case

SoccerNews in La Liga 17 Jul 2013

0 Views

Barcelona star Lionel Messi says he is “very calm” despite facing allegations of tax evasion from Spanish authorities.

The Argentina international is expected to appear in court in September to answer accusations of fraud regarding earnings relating to the sale of his image rights.

But Messi insists he is unconcerned by the case – in which he is accused of owing €4million – and expects it to be dealt with by his financial advisors.

“I am very calm,” he said. “I never take care of that stuff myself and neither does my father.

“We have our lawyers and our wealth managers to take care of that and we trust them and they will sort this out. The truth is that I don’t have a clue about all this and that is why we have people taking care of it.”

The 25-year-old’s father Jorge also stands accused of being complicit in the fraud, and both men could face up to six years in jail if found guilty.

Messi is currently taking part in pre-season training with Barca, who face Lechia Gdansk on Saturday in Poland.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
More More
Top