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Samuel Eto’o Is Sentenced To 22 Months In Jail In Spain For Tax Fraud?

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Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has been spared a jail sentence after receiving a 22-month suspended sentence for fraud.

At relation to a failure to register revenue from his image rights between 2006 and 2009, the ex-Cameroon international pled guilty to tax charges in Barcelona Criminal Court for little under €3.9 million (£3.3m/$4.1m).

Eto’o has been forced to pay four fines totaling €1.8 million (£1.6 million/$1.9 million), although he has escaped an immediate prison sentence due to his prior clean record and the fact that he has already repaid some of the fraudulent funds.

What did Eto’o have to say about his acquittal?

The former attacker, who won the Champions League four times with three different clubs and had a spectacular career.

During his time in Spain, Italy, England, and Turkey, he accepted the charges while claiming that his old advisor Jose Maria Mesalles had mislead him, and that he had filed a second action against him.

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Eto’o claims that the manipulation of his funds, which saw the player’s image rights between Puma and Barcelona go undeclared through the use of two external firms in Hungary and Spain, was at the suggestion of the latter, whom he previously characterized as a “father figure.”

“I recognize the facts and I will pay,” the 41-year-old said in court, “but let it be known that I was a child at the time and that I always did what my father wanted me to do.” the 41-year-old read in a statement in court, per Sport.

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Eto’o claims that the manipulation of his funds, which saw the player’s image rights between Puma and Barcelona go undeclared through the use of two external firms in Hungary and Spain, was at the suggestion of the latter, whom he previously characterized as a “father figure.”

“I recognize the facts and I will pay,” the 41-year-old said in court, “but let it be known that I was a child at the time and that I always did what my father wanted me to do.”

Is there anyone else who has been charged?

Eto’o isn’t the only one who has been charged and pleaded guilty; Mesalles was also given a year’s suspended sentence for his role in the scheme.

Source: goal.com

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Man City latest LIVE as transfer rumours continue

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Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be connected with a move back to Manchester – but if it were to come to pass, he would be playing in blue.

Manchester City have been linked with a transfer move for the Juventus forward since their efforts to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham ended unsuccessfully, and claims have now emerged that Ronaldo is close to agreeing terms with the club.




The move would be controversial given the Portuguese’s links to Manchester United, where he made his name as one of the world’s leading players before moving to Real Madrid and earning yet more plaudits.

Our understanding is that a surprise move to secure Ronaldo’s signature is not off the table as it stands, and one way or another there will need to be a resolution ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

We will bring you all the latest details, gossip and rumours around the story as it develops.

Agreement not reached’
According to Sky Sports, a meeting between Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent – Jorge Mends – and Juventus ended without an agreement being reached concerning his future.

Juventus are willing to sell the striker ahead of his contract expiring next summer but are not prepared to budge on their £25million valuation.

Mendes is currently looking for a club to buy the Portugal international.

According to ESPN, Cristiano Ronaldo has held a telephone discussion with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola about a possible move.

City are looking to get a deal over the line for the 36-year-old ahead of the transfer window closing on Tuesday evening.

Ronaldo is believed to be keen on the move and has spoken to Guardiola.

City make progress with deal
Manchester City have made progress in a sensational deal for Cristiano Ronaldo with the player and club open to a move.

As M.E.N Sport reported on Wednesday, while the offer of the player from his camp was knocked back last week by the Blues the failure to land primary target Harry Kane prompted a reassessment.

City are looking into the signing and have received positive noises back that the player is keen, although reports that any agreements are close have been played down by club sources.

Source: Manchester city evening News

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Football Legend Maradona Dies At 60

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Football legend Diego Maradona, perhaps the best player ever, has passed on at 60 years old.

The previous Argentina assaulting midfielder and administrator endured a respiratory failure at his Buenos Aires home.

He had a fruitful medical procedure on a mind blood clot prior in November and was to be treated for alcohol reliance.

Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the celebrated ‘Hand of God’ objective against Britain in the quarter-finals.

In an explanation via online media, the Argentine Football Affiliation communicated “its most profound distress for the passing of our legend”, adding: “You will consistently be in our souls.”

Announcing three days of public grieving, Alberto Fernandez, the leader of Argentina, stated: “You took us to the highest point of the world. You made us gigantically upbeat. You were the best of all.

“Much obliged to you for having existed, Diego. We will miss you for our entire lives.”

Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club profession, winning two Serie A titles with the Italian side.

He scored 34 objectives in 91 appearances for Argentina, speaking to them in four World Cups.

Maradona drove his nation to the 1990 last in Italy, where they were beaten by West Germany, prior to captaining them again in the US in 1994, yet was sent home subsequent to bombing a medications test for ephedrine.

During the second 50% of his vocation, Maradona battled with cocaine enslavement and was prohibited for a very long time subsequent to testing positive for the medication in 1991.

He resigned from proficient football in 1997, on his 37th birthday celebration, during his second spell at Argentine monsters Boca Youngsters.

Having quickly overseen different sides in Argentina during his playing vocation, Maradona was selected lead trainer of the public group in 2008 and left after the 2010 World Cup, where his side were beaten by Germany in the quarter-finals.

He consequently oversaw groups in the Unified Middle Easterner Emirates and Mexico and was accountable for Gimnasia y Esgrima in Argentina’s first class at the hour of his passing.

 

Source: BBC

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