As per Football Leaks, PSG winger Angel Di Maria has become the latest victim to be in the spotlight regarding tax invasion.
According to an investigative website Mediapart, Angel Di Maria has been accused of financial misconduct. In addition to this, the player taking steps to avoid tax payment in recent times.
The Argentina winger moved from Real Madrid to Manchester United in 2014. And later in 2015, he moved Paris Saint-Germain. As per reports, the deal was completely undertaken by his company named Sunpex, tax haven of Panama.
As soon as Di Maria was bought, United had to pay €2 million to Kunse, a company registered in Amsterdam. Later Kunse transferred €1.85m to Paros Limited, in the British Virgin Islands, another tax haven. In 2015, Di Maria moved to PSG with same terms. But this time Gestifute turned around the 50 per cent commission paid by PSG to Kunse.
Mediapart reports that in 2014 Di Maria signed a contract with TSA, an energy drink in Asia. As per the deal, the player accepted an offer of €150,000 (£126,600) to give his image rights. He was expected to be part of a promotional campaign, sign 30 shirts and post a message on social media.
It is understood that The Doyen Group along with Di Maria’s company, Sunpex carried out the deals involving TSA. An email from Doyen to TSA quotes that “Di Maria does not want his name referred to in the contract. He wants only Sunpex as the name of the contractor. ” In addition to that “Di Maria does not want his name to appear for tax reasons.”
But PSG clarified they aren’t aware about the distribution of funds, hence doesn’t want to know the details. “The club paid Gestifute International, represented by Jorge Mendes, and not the player. But are not aware of the distribution of the funds between Gestifute and other agents acting on behalf of the player. The distribution of commission between the signing agents is left to their discretion and the club does not have to know the details.”