Cristiano Ronaldo ‘accepts a two-year suspended sentence and £16million fine for tax evasion’ 

Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a £16million fine and a two-year suspended prison sentence for tax evasion in Spain – local media report.

Ronaldo was accused by Spanish prosecutors in June last year of defrauding tax authorities of €14.8million (£13million.) 

According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the Portugal and Real Madrid forward has admitted the charge in exchange for a reduced penalty.

But because the star has no previous convictions, he will not serve any time behind bars.

The Portuguese forward is currently on duty with his country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Ronaldo, often described as the ‘greatest player in the world’, originally denied the charges when they were brought against him last summer.