According to the Spanish press, Monaco star striker Wissam Ben Yedder faces a nine-month prison sentence, having concealed part of his income from Spanish tax authorities during his time as a Sevilla player between 2016 and 2019.
An investigation was launched in 2019, and shortly thereafter Ben Yedder paid back the sum in question of 267,597 euros plus interest, the Spanish press reports. However, despite giving back more than he was accused of concealing in the first place, the public prosecutor does not wish to drop the charges against the French international.
The prosecution believes that the footballer intentionally falsified his statements, and that he should face up to nine months in prison and another fine of 150,000 euros. According to RMC Sport, the player must appear on the other side of the Pyrenees on Wendesday, February 15, to answer to the accusations in a Spanish court.
Despite the allegations, Ben Yedder did not miss the match against Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade Louis II on Saturday, February 11, in which he was the star of the show. Nor is he expected to miss the Europa League play-off match against Bayer Leverkusen away on Thursday, February 16, the day after the striker’s apparent court appearance.