Argentine World Player of the Year Lionel Messi said he had every confidence his financial advisors would sort out his tax problems.
Messi and his father Jorge allegedly hid more than four million euros by filing false tax returns for the years 2006 to 2009.
Both father and son strongly deny any wrongdoing.
Messi said: “I am very calm. I never take care of that myself and neither does my dad. We have our lawyers and our wealth managers to take care of that and we trust them and they will take care of this.”
The prosecutor’s office for tax crimes in Catalonia said the sale of Messi’s image rights had been hidden via a complex web of shell companies.
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