Spanish judge asked to open tax case into Xabi Alonso
26 February 2016, 19:25
Madrid - A Spanish state prosecutor has asked a judge to open an investigation into alleged tax evasion by Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso.
Prosecutor Jose Javier Polo tells The Associated Press he asked a judge to investigate Alonso after his office found "evidence" pointing to Alonso having defrauded Spain's tax office of 3 million euros ($3.3 million) from 2009-11.
It will now be a judge's decision to open a case or not.
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Alonso joined Real Madrid from Liverpool in 2009 and played for the team until moving to Bayern Munich in 2014.
He has denied any wrongdoing.
In January, Javier Mascherano, a Barcelona midfielder and Alonso's former teammate at Liverpool, was convicted of not properly paying taxes.