Atletico Madrid ahead Diego Costa is to stand trial on June four for tax fraud in 2014, a courtroom submitting confirmed on Friday, with prosecutors asking the Spain global to be passed a six-month prison sentence and a superb of 507,208 euros ($564,877).
In keeping with the submitting, Costa defrauded the Spanish state of one,014,416 euros via now not stating bills of five,150,622 euros from his 2014 switch from Atletico to Chelsea in his tax go back, in addition to a couple of million euros in symbol rights.
The submitting added that the jail sentence may well be exchanged for an extra superb of 36,500 euros, according to Spanish regulation which permits penal sentences beneath two years for non-violent crimes to be exchanged for a monetary penalty.
Costa, 31, who returned to Atletico from Chelsea in 2017, may now not right away be reached for remark.
Spanish prosecutors have received a chain of instances towards top profile footballers and coaches for tax fraud lately, together with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho.