Gareth Bales joins the Spanish tax victims squad

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Wales and Real Madrid forward becomes the latest victim of tax evasion despite being the only Madrid player to have been free initially.

Previously the only Real Madrid star that had been free of the tax scandal that is engulfing world football, Gareth Bale is now set to be fined 337,000 euros by the Spanish tax authorities for allegedly defrauding earnings from his image rights.

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According to El Mundo, the Welshman used a company in England to avoid paying taxes and the Spanish treasury believe that Bale should have been charged for his commercial income ever since arriving in Madrid in 2013.

The figure will be made up of 200,000 euros for fiscal fraud, 100,000 for the fine, and 37,000 in interest.

This is just the latest case in a Real Madrid footballer being penalised by the Spanish tax authorities after Luka Modric, Marcelo, Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos all experienced similar issues.

The Frenchman was made to pay around half a million euros for his actions while the Spaniard was only fined 100,000 euros.

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