Thursday, 22 June 2017
Angel Di María fined £1.76m with 1-year suspended jail time for tax evasion
Angel Di María, the former Manchester United winger, has been sentenced to one year in prison and fined £1.76m (€2m) after pleading guilty to two counts of tax fraud in Spain. The Argentinian, who plays for Paris Saint-German, is unlikely to spend any time in jail – most sentences under two years in Spain are suspended for first-time offenders. Di María spent four seasons with Real Madrid between 2010–14 and the details of his case have been confirmed by the Spanish tax authorities. The case relates to the 29-year-old’s image rights in 2012 13, and he has agreed to repay £1.14m as well as a 60% fine. This is similar to deals struck with the Spanish taxman by his fellow Argentinians Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi last year.