Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso could face tax evasion investigation in Spain
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 ($3.3 million) from 2009-11.
Alonso posted a statement on his Facebook page on Friday saying he ``has always complied and will continue to comply with each and every of his fiscal obligations.''
It will now be a judge's decision to open a case or not.
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.