Manchester United’s new star Amad Diallo and his brother Hamed will have to pay €48,000 to the Italian FA.
18-year-old Amad Diallo arrived in Manchester a month ago and has already started to make a name for himself on the pitch. However, this hasn’t been the case off the pitch. In fact, Amad’s decision to drop the surname ‘Traore’ strengthened the rumors surrounding his arrival in Europe.
Amad and Hamed Traore arrived in Italy from the Ivory Coast back in 2015. Shortly after, Manchester United’s new signing began his footballing career at Atalanta, while his older brother starting playing for Empoli. Moreover, Hamed Junior Traore now plays for Serie A side Sassuolo.
However, the players found themselves under investigation by the Italian authorities as suspicions of document fraud surged. In fact, the inquiries began after a tip claimed that the players’ so-called parents weren’t related to them at all. In fact, it was even suggested that Amad and Hamed might not be brothers themselves.
The youngsters will not receive any legal punishment.
A year later, the Italian FA has released its verdict on the players’ situation. Amad and Hamed won’t face any legal consequences due to being underage at the time. However, they have been found guilty of using false documents to register at their clubs.
“[Diallo] Allowed, in order to be able to enter into his first professional contract with Atalanta, on 11 July 2018, the use of the false name Traore Diallo Amad.
Other non-registered subjects (Traore Hamed Mamadou and Teher Marina Edwige Carine) carried out acts aimed at obtaining false or altered documents to circumvent the rules on entry into Italy and membership, as a non-EU citizen already residing in Italy. It was found that they pretended to be the parents of the footballer, using false certificates attesting to the relationship of kinship,” as per The Sun.
Finally, for himself, to obtain subsequent membership cards with companies affiliated with FIGC, continuing to use the false certifications that had allowed him to settle in Italy with fictitious parents.”
The footballers will have to pay a €48,000 fine for their actions, although the consequences could’ve been a lot worse. According to the Daily Mail, Amad and his brother accepted a plea bargain from the Italian FA. In fact, the youngsters did this in order to avoid being banned from professional football competitions.