Manchester United’s Amad Diallo handed hefty fine over fake documents
The Ivorian professional footballer has been slammed with a fine of £42,000 in Italy over allegations that he used
fake documents and bogus parents to push through his move to Europe from the Ivory Coast.
The teenager left Serie A club Atalanta for Old Trafford during the January transfer window in a deal that
could reach £37.2million, though had been subject to an investigation by the Italian football federation (FIGC).
It had been claimed that Diallo used fake papers to get into Italy and be reunited with his supposed parents,
though the investigation concluded that the two people cited were not related to Diallo at all.
A statement issued by the FIGC said the two players used ‘false certifications that had allowed them to reunite
in Italy with fictitious parents’. both Diallo and his brother, Hamed Junior Traore, had accepted plea
bargains – though it was even claimed that the pair are not related either.
The ruling also stated that bogus documents had been used to ‘certify the relationship of kinship’ and were
used when Diallo signed for both Boca Barco – his first club back in 2015 – and Atalanta.