Ronaldo And Messi Could Leave Spain To Come To England

Nominees for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award, Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Buffon and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Two of the greatest footballers of current generation, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, might end up leaving Spain and switch to the Premier League, reports the Sunday Times.

When most of the football world gravitates on the Premier League, the star duo of Ronaldo and Messi, pretty much on their own, draw large chunks of fans to La Liga and Spain. However, the two best footballers in the world might soon look to leave Spain to come to England.

Both Ronaldo and Messi feel that they are mistreated by tax authorities in Spain, with both of them showing their frustration from time to time.

Messi has time and again faced charges over tax evasions, which have forced the Barcelona man to courts on a number of occasions. The Argentine has even been sentenced to jail term, which was compensated with a fine because of a law in Spain that allows sentences less than 2 years to collapse on depositing fine.

Ronaldo, on the other hand, was untroubled by the tax authorities since joining Real Madrid, until last year. The Portuguese captain, like Messi, has since been called for hearings in cases of tax evasion.

Ronaldo hasn’t taken well to the charges, and the Real Madrid striker has even criticised the authorities publicly, as he was quoted as saying: “I never had a problem in England… That’s why I would like to go back to England.”

Given their problems in Spain, it is believed that both Ronaldo and Messi will look to move to the Premier League next season. Ronaldo has always been in demand from Manchester United for a return, whilst Messi is wanted in England by Manchester City, as Pep Guardiola seeks a reunion with the Argentine.

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Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.


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