Naby Keita hit with €250k fine over false document - FCNaija

German Bundesliga By: Ambrose Udeme | 24/03/2018

Naby Keita

Guninea star and Liverpool-bound midfielder Naby Keita has been hit with a €250,000 (£220,000) fine on appeal for submitting false driving licenses to authorities.

News agency DPA says that the president of the Leipzig court confirmed that it had set 50 daily sentences of €5,000 (£4,370) each for the player.

The fine was aligned to Keita's income, reportedly around €2million (£1.7 million).

Keita was accused of producing 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.

He was originally fined €415,000 (£362,756) for the offences in February, but his lawyer appealed for a lower fine. The 23-year-old is moving to Premier League side Liverpool at the end of the season.

This season Keita has continued to impress for Leipzig — he has made 31 appearances across all competitions, and has helped his side reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League.