Barcelona star Javier Mascherano has been reportedly sentenced to a year in prison over £1.15m tax fraud and fined £625,000.
But the Argentine star is not likely to be spending a year behind bars, as his lawyer David Aineto has requested the prison sentence to be substituted for a fine.
Accroding to the Daily Mail, the Barcelona man was given four-month and eight-month sentences for the two offences which took place in 2011 and 2012.
In Spain people handed sentences of less than two years are not obligated to serve their sentence, unless they are being punished for violent crime.
The Argentine star had already repaid the full €1.6million (£1.15million) debt owed to the tax authorities before he was given his punishment.