File: Manchester United's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez gestures during the FA Cup fourth round football match between Yeovil Town and Manchester United at Huish Park in Yeovil, Somerset on January 26, 2018.
MADRID - Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez has struck a deal with Spanish authorities to accept a 16-month suspended jail sentence for tax fraud in return for avoiding a trial.
BREAKING: Alexis Sanchez becomes the latest footballer to get a suspended prison sentence over tax fraud and avoid jail. Sanchez charged with £900,000 worth of fraud over image rights from his time at Barcelona --? pic.twitter.com/Rq7wJtn0Qj— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) February 7, 2018
Sanchez, who joined United from Arsenal last month, faced being tried over a one-million-euro (R14.7-million) fraud linked to image rights in 2012 and 2013 during his time at Spanish giants Barcelona, according to details of the deal.