Naby Keita has been told to pay 50 times his daily salary for counterfeiting a Guinean driving licence.
The 22-year-old, in an attempt to apply for a European licence which would be eligible in Germany, provided a fake Guinean document.
As a result, a court in Leipzig has decided upon a €415k fine – which is 50 times his daily €8,300 rate.
In Germany, fines for driving offences are calculated against what you earn pro rata.
Real Sport 10 claim Keita is planning an appeal, but if the forged licence is as fake as the courts suggest, we’re not sure how he’ll get off!
The midfielder is joining Liverpool at the end of this season.
Because of Rb’s success this term (they’re fighting for the Bundesliga title and look likely to qualify in their Champions League group) it’s becoming increasingly unlikely they’ll allow him an early departure to Anfield in January.
As a result, it’s likely only a centre-back we’ll focus on recruiting, although having seen us fail to do so in the summer, we’re not holding out much hope.