Liverpool’s future signing Naby Keita is in hot water in Germany and is now expecting a whopping fine for a driving offence.
It’s alleged that the 22-year-old has twice forged a driving licence from Guinea to use in Germany, where he currently plays for Rb Leipzig ahead of next year’s summer switch to Anfield.
Bild claim the papers have been identified as counterfeits and Keita can expect a six-figure penalty as a result.
Even on footballer’s wages – that’s hefty.
His club have claimed Keita was not aware of the forgery and that his lawyers are deciding whether to go to court or accept the fine: “This process is known to us. After detailed discussions, we do not assume that this is a forgery. Naby’s lawyer is on and waiting for file inspection,” they told Bild.
It’s the latest in a string of misdemeanours for Keita, although most of them have come on the pitch in the form of red cards – 3 in total this season for club and country.
His performances, when not suspended, have still been of a high level though and we cannot wait to see him at Anfield.
The fact he has a ‘streak’ in him is not necessarily a bad thing – we need some bite in the side.
Providing Jurgen Klopp can channel it correctly, Keita is going to be monumental in our midfield.