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.
File: Alexis Sanchez during his time at Barcelona in 2014. Credit: AFP