Angel Di Maria has agreed a deal with Spain’s state prosecutor in which the former Real Madrid forward admits two counts of tax fraud of almost â‚¬1.3 million euros ($1.4 million) in exchange for a lighter sentence.
In a document reviewed by The Associated Press on Wednesday, Di Maria’s lawyer accepted the two counts, which relate to fraud committed in 2012 and 2013. The prosecutor recommends a sentence of 16 months and a fine of nearly â‚¬800,000 ($890,000).
Di Maria, who currently plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain, will likely not serve any prison time because sentences of less than two years for first-time offenders are usually suspended.
The deal will have to be ratified by a judge when the case goes to court.
The case involves income the Argentina forward made from image rights, not from his salary paid by Real Madrid.