AS Monaco team captain Wissam Ben Yedder has made headlines for different reasons, as the star striker was handed a six month and one day-long suspended prison sentence and a fine of €133,798 for tax fraud during his time at Sevilla.
Ben Yedder was reported to have not filed his tax returns in time in 2017, which are said to have included his salary from the Sevilla club alongside his property and income from image rights. The ruling went on to claim that Ben Yedder consciously falsified his returns while not declaring income on three separate bank accounts.
In a sliver of good news for the 32 year-old, the Sevilla court has indicated that the sentence will be suspended over the next two years, and will be dropped providing he does not re-offend. As for the sizeable fine, the sum is less than Ben Yedder makes per week playing for the Principality side.