Radamel Falcao 'to plead guilty to tax fraud'

Falcao 'to plead guilty to tax fraud'
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Monaco striker Radamel Falcao will reportedly plead guilty to tax fraud during his time with Atletico Madrid.

Monaco forward Radamel Falcao will reportedly plead guilty to committing tax fraud during his time at Atletico Madrid.

The 31-year-old had been accused of not declaring €5.6m (£4.9m) in image rights relating to his time with the La Liga side between 2011 and 2013.

According to Marca, the Colombian will now plead guilty to the charge and accept a fine of €6.9m (£6.1m) in order to avoid the issue being taken to trial.

The player, who has had loan spells at Chelsea and Manchester United in the Premier League, already handed over €8.2m (£7.2m) to Spanish tax authorities earlier this year so will actually be due a refund of €1.3m (£1.1m) as a result of the agreement.

Falcao has been in fine form for the defending Ligue 1 champions this term, scoring nine goals in their first six games of the season.

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