Real Madrid executive ubiquitous Jose Angel Sanchez says he wants to see a lapse of a “Beckham Law” to make La Liga some-more rival in signing and gripping tip footballers, with his comments entrance as a taxation affairs of Cristiano Ronaldo, a world’s tip earning athlete, sojourn underneath investigation.
Ronaldo’s picture rights earnings from 2011 to 2014 are now a theme of a examine by Spain’s taxation authorities, amid claims of a €15 million rascal that could lift a jail term, while ex-Madrid manager Jose Mourinho and past and benefaction players including Pepe, Fabio Coentrao, Xabi Alonso, Angel Di Maria, Ricardo Carvalho and Luka Modric have all had identical issues in new years.
Barcelona players have also run into identical problems, with Lionel Messi found guilty of taxation semblance in 2016, and stream or former teammates Neymar, Javier Mascherano, Alexis Sanchez, Samuel Eto’o and Adriano Correia also using into problems with a taxation authorities.
Speaking during a conference entitled “A New Legal Framework in Sport,” organized by a Spanish supervision and Spain’s Olympic Council, Sanchez pronounced that Spanish football’s “leadership position” should be stable by a supervision returning to favourable taxation diagnosis of non-Spanish players that was introduced around a time former England midfielder David Beckham was during a club.
“We do not have so many industries in Spain that have a care position as football does,” Sanchez said. “We contingency simulate on this. We have to do something and a administration can do something. For example, how do we explain that a usually professionals in Spain to whom a ‘Beckham Law’ does not request are footballers?”
The former Sega selling executive pronounced that while all footballers should compensate what they were legally thankful to, a altogether complement could be “improved.”
“I am not observant they should compensate less,” Sanchez said. “They should compensate all they contingency pay, though this should be analysed to see if [the system] is good designed. Maybe it can be improved.”
Sanchez claimed that a Premier League had an advantage as English-based players paid reduction tax, creation it tough for clubs elsewhere in Europe such as 2014, 2016 and 2017 Champions League winners Madrid to keep up.
“In England they compensate less,” he said. “They are signing a best players. In England a players acquire most more, and they compensate reduction taxes. And that is adult opposite a tiny organisation of European teams who can still keep up, like Real Madrid. But this is like a fish tank where there is a miss of oxygen.”
Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football author who covers La Liga and a Spain inhabitant group for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @dermotmcorrigan