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Zinedine Zidane wants Ronaldo’s tax issue to be resolved soon

News reports suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho had benefited from a tax optimisation system developed by their agent Jorge Mendes whose company Gestifute used a network of offshore accounts and companies to fool tax authorities.

football Updated: Dec 10, 2016 15:22 IST
Zinedine Zidane,Cristiano Ronaldo,Jorge Mendes
Zinedine Zidane wants the situation with Cristiano Ronaldo resolved quickly so that his team can concentrate on football matters.(Getty Images)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane defended his superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo whose has been dragged in a tax investigation being carried out by the Spanish treasury, urging a quick solution for the problem.

“Sure that when we talk about all this it has its affects, but the important thing for us is that things get fixed very quickly,” Zidane said on Saturday at a news conference when asked about the tax investigation affecting several of his players.

Read | ‘Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho did not evade tax’

“Before football players, they are people and very intelligent, they know perfectly what they are doing. We have good people, who are professionals and know what they are doing,” Zidane continued.

“I hope things get better quickly, we just want to concentrate on football and win games,” he added.

Team captain Sergio Ramos had asked for the level of the team not to be affected by what is said about the tax investigations, stressing that this is a personal issue and not related to football.

First Published: Dec 10, 2016 15:21 IST