Naby Keita hit with a £218,000 fine for fake licences

Naby Keita hit with a  £218,000  fine for fake licences
Naby Keita of RB Leipzig

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sunday Mar 25, 2018. 14:30

Guinea and RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita has been hit with a fine of £218,000 (€250,000) for driving with counterfeit documents.

The Liverpool-bound man was fined for driving with fraudulent papers and has been fined on appeal for submitting false driving licenses to authorities.

Keita will move to Anfield in the summer after agreeing a deal last year and part of the deal meant that the midfielder will spend another years with Leipzig, where he has continued to impress.

However, the 23-year-old has been hit with a fine after being caught with counterfeit documents, forged documents from his home country of Guinea in December 2016 and again six weeks later.

The state criminal office in Saxony said they were total counterfeits and reports suggest that the president of the Leipzig court confirmed that it had set 50 daily sentences of €5,000 each for the player.

Moreover, the fine was aligned to Keita's income, reportedly around £1.7m (€2m).

Meanwhile, Keita has not joined his national teammates during this FIFA international break after he was ruled out due to spine injurie

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