Manchester United winger Amad Diallo has been fined £42,000 in Italy on charges that he used fake documents and fake parents to move to Europe from the Ivory Coast.
Diallo was on Man United’s squad for the first time for Tuesday night’s 1-0 FA Cup fifth-round victory against West Ham following his
£37 million transfer from Atalanta last month.
The Italian aoccer governing body, FIGC, imposed the fine after Diallo and his brother Hamed, who plays for Sassuolo in Serie A, agreed to a settlement with the prosecution to avoid a penalty.
A statement said that both Diallo and Hamed used “false certifications that had allowed them to reunite in Italy with fictitious parents”.
It added: “The two requested ‘the application of the sanction according to art. 126 of the Code of Sports Justice’, that is, the plea bargain: the Federal Prosecutor’s Office has thus imposed a penalty of 48 thousand euros for Amad Diallo and another 48 thousand euros for Hamed Traore.”
The false documents were said to have been used to allow Diallo, 18, to sign for the Boca Barco youth club in 2015 and Atlanta three years later.
It is also alleged that Amad Diallo Traore was not the player’s real name and that Hamed was not even his brother.
Meanwhile, Diallo removed Traore’s name on his 18th birthday last July and legally changed it to Diallo in September.
He also decided to have Amad on the back of his shirt at Man United.