Manchester United new recruit Alexis Sanchez has been handed a 16-months suspended jail sentence following an offence he committed by defrauding Spain tax authority.
The Chile international admitted to he defrauded tax authority in Spain by hiding his image right money of €983,443 (£874,810) back in 2012/13 whilst playing for the La Liga giants Barcelona.
The 29-year old forward appear in court via a video link in January and pleaded guilty to concealing part of what he earned from image right during his time at Spain
However, due to Spanish law, he has been handed a 16-month prison suspension, which means he will not serve any time in jail and he has agreed to pay the money he owes with an accumulated interest.
This kind case of is very common in La Liga as high profile players including Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and recently Luka Modric have been found wanting.
Jose Mourinho also appeared in court in Madrid last year November to answer questions regarding accusations of tax fraud.
Sanchez join United from Arsenal last month in a swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryian moving to Emirate stadium.
The highly talented goal poacher has managed to make three appearances with the Red Devils while finding the back of the net once.