Croatia midfielder Luka Modric paid £900,000 (€1million) to Spanish tax authorities in his effort to reach a settlement, even though the player has denied any wrongdoing, according to El Mundo.
Spanish prosecutors accused Modric who will lead Croatia to the 2018 World Cup where they will face Nigeria, Argentina and Icelend in Group D of defrauding tax authorities of £768,325 (€870,728) in 2013 and 2014.
Modric was in court for about 10 minutes along with his wife, Vadja, and lawyer on Tuesday.
According to the report, the court and tax officials are yet to confirm the payment.
Details of Modric’s court appearance have not been released.
Modric has been playing for Real Madrid since he was signed from Tottenham in 2012.