The 34-year-old has responded to the Spanish state prosecutor’s request to investigate his tax affairs by denying any wrongdoing and insisting he has always met his obligations
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has rejected claims from a state prosecutor that he defrauded the Spanish tax office to the tune of €3 million.
Prosecutor Jose Javier Polo asked a judge to investigate the tax affairs of Bayern Munich midfielder Alonso on Friday, claiming that his office had uncovered evidence of fraudulent activity between 2009 and 2011, while Alonso played for Real Madrid.
Alonso responded with a lengthy statement published on his official Facebook profile, insisting: “[Alonso] reiterates with absolute clarity that he has always fulfilled and continues to meet with each and every one of his tax obligations.
“In the same way has shown and continues to express total willingness to justice in the firm belief that its actions have been adjusted and always meet the applicable laws.”
Last month, Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano, a former team-mate of Alonso at Liverpool, was convicted of failing to declare earnings totalling €1.5m in 2011 and 2012.
Mascherano reached a financial settlement with Spanish authorities.