Atletico Madrid striker, Diego Costa has been accused of tax fraud, totalling 1.1 million euros.
“The tax administration accuses the Atletico striker of fraud totalling 1.1 million euros related to taxes related to his image rights in 2014,” daily newspaper El Mundo reported.
Contacted by AFP, a spokesman for the tax office refused to comment. saying he could not comment on “specific taxpayer files”.
The tax office suspected that the 30-year-old Costa “concealed income” from a sponsorship deal he signed with Adidas shortly before he joined Chelsea from Atletico in 2014. Costa, who has both Brazilian and Spanish citizenship, returned to Atletico in 2018.
Spanish public prosecutors must decide whether they will act on the tax office’s suspicions and file a lawsuit against Costa, El Mundo added.