NABY KEITA is facing huge fines after submitting a fake Guinean driving licence to German officials.
The central midfielder, who will join Liverpool at the end of the season for a fee of around £48m, is reported to have handed the fake documents over in Germany in the hope of acquiring a European driving licence.
According to German outlet BILD, the 22-year-old twice tried to submit the fake information.
But the documents were dismissed as “total counterfeits” by the Saxon State Criminal Police Office.
According to a court spokesman, the Guinea star could now face a “six figure penalty”.
BILD claim they have spoken to Keita’s club RB Leipzig, who said: “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.”
This incident isn’t the only reason Keita has been making headlines this season.
Since securing his future deal to Anfield, the youngster has been sent off three times.
Two of the dismissals came for Leipzig, the most recent against Bayern Munich in the German cup.
Keita has also seen red once for his country.
After the disciplinary problems, Keita’s boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “We need to keep our discipline. Not just one player, but the whole team.
“You can’t lose your focus in important matches.”