SKOPJE, MACEDONIA - AUGUST 07: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Casemiro of Real Madrid battle for possession during a training session ahead of the UEFA Super Cup final between Real Madrid and Manchester United on August 7, 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The Portuguese superstar should decide whether he will accept the charges or plead innocent.

Cristiano Ronaldo has found himself between a hard place and a rock. According to a report by Football Leaks Spain, the forward has two options – continue along the course of pleading innocence or accept the charges of fraud.

If Ronaldo pleads innocent and is found guilty in the process, he will face a minimum of seven years in prison, which is quite a big risk.

If he accepts the charges, he would have to pay a big fine and face prison sentence, but he will most likely not spend any time in jail.

Spain’s prosecution laws mean that first-time offenders do not have to serve jail time if their sentence is below two years in prison.