Ronaldo ready to quit Spanish football over tax probe, according to reports

Cristiano Ronaldo has chose to leave Real Madrid this summer because he does not want to play in Spain any more, according to a report in Portugal.

The issue reportedly centres on failing to disclose income obtained from image rights he earned from 2011 to 2014.

Cristiano Ronaldo has stunned Real Madrid by informing them of his decision to leave following the tax evasion taxes he is facing in Spain.

Accompanying a photo of himself holding a finger to his lips, Ronaldo said on Instagram: "Sometimes the best answer it's to be quiet".

16 - Ronaldo has scored 16 times against Madrid's fierce rivals Barcelona, while his favourite opponents have been Sevilla (25 goals).

Ronaldo signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid in November, reports the Daily Telegraph, but is so incensed he now wants to walk away. It claimed his decision was "irreversible" and that he has already told his Madrid team-mates that he want to leave.

That's according to BBC reporter Simon Stone who says the Red Devils would be straight in there should the Portuguese superstar edge towards the Real Madrid exit door. He recently led his side to their 12th Champions League title after a brilliant performance with two crucial goals against Juventus and was also the top scorer in the tournament.

It would be hard to find a summer transfer window when Manchester United are not linked with a sensational swoop for their former star Cristiano Ronaldo.

While he is signed to Real Madrid through 2021, the BBC notes that China could be one of Ronaldo's potential destinations but a more likely move would be to French giants Paris St-Germain or even a return to England, where Ronaldo starred with Manchester United nearly a decade ago before joining Real Madrid.

The player is said to be "outraged" by the accusation and believes the authorities are "making an example of him".