Inside story as to how business gets done in Perez’s autocratic regime at Real Madrid

With the arrival of the Mbappé low-tax law, Real has become a paradise playground for the rich

Kylian Mbappé of PSG: new tax law works in his favour. Picture: Getty

Spain’s power brokers like to unwind in Real Madrid’s VIP box (and not, for example, across the city at Atletico Madrid’s ground, the Wanda Metropolitano).

Every match day, it’s stocked with the political and business elites who run the country. It’s where José Manuel Sieira Míguez, emeritus judge of Spain’s supreme court, hangs out. The last official appearance of Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos, before he fled to Abu Dhabi in disgrace was there.

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