Liverpool-bound midfielder Naby Keita could face a six-figure fine after allegedly twice using forged licences to try to obtain a German driving permit, a report claimed on Saturday.
The RB Leipzig defensive midfielder and Guinea international, who is joining Liverpool for 2018/19, is accused of two counts of forgery which carries a minimum penalty of 100,000 euros, according to Bild. The daily newspaper claims Keita, 22, is also under investigation for driving in Germany without a valid licence. German prosecutors accuse Keita of using forged Guinean licences at the licensing centre in Leipzig in December 2016, then again six weeks later in January, in order to get a permit.
'A six-figure penalty'
The drivers licences from the West African nation were apparently so badly forged that employees in Leipzig became suspicious and handed them to police. 'Both documents were identified as complete forgeries,' a court official told Bild. 'It's a six-figure penalty,' confirmed the official when asked how much a potential fine would be.