Samuel Eto’o laughs off threat of prison sentence as is snapped joking with his wife in Milan

The former Chelsea and Barcelona striker is under pressure from Spanish authorities to face a ten-and-a-half year prison sentence for tax fraud.



According to El Pais, he owes almost £3million in tax from 2006 to 2009, while he was at the Nou Camp.

However the Cameroonian was all smiles as he was snapped with his wife Georgette in Milan.

Wearing a trendy scarf and flat cap with a gold watch, Eto’o and his wife were in a fit of giggles at one point.

As well as the long prison term, prosecutors are demanding he be fined around £12m.

Eto’o is accused of getting around tax through a complicated and illegal image rights structure.

He ran two companies — Bulte 2002 in Spain and Tradesport in Hungary — and this allowed him to transfer his image rights between the two and avoid having to pay tax.

Meanwhile, Spanish prosecutors are demanding current Barcelona attacker, Neymar, go to prison for five years.

The 24-year-old is accused of fraud of the structure of his transfer from Santos to the Nou Camp in 2013.


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