Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez admits to defrauding the Spanish tax authorities
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 16/01/17 4:13pm
Alexis Sanchez has appeared via videolink to a court in Barcelona to admit to defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of almost €1m between 2012 and 2013.
The 27-year-old was due to pay €983,443 on the income he received from image rights during his time at Barcelona, but he evaded paying that through a Maltese company called Numidia Trading.
He has since paid the money due, and so an agreement is expected to be reached that will avoid the need for a trial.
The Arsenal forward is the latest of a growing number of current or former Barcelona players to be accused of failing to pay taxes - with Lionel Messi, Neymar, Javier Mascherano, Dani Alves and Adriano also implicated.