Manchester United’s Amad Diallo Fined For False Documents And ‘Bogus Parents’
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Manchester United wonderkid Amad Diallo has reportedly been fined £42,000 for false documents and "fictitious parents" used on his entry to Europe.
The 18-year-old was signed from Atalanta for £19 million plus add-ons in January. But the €48,000 fine is related to his move from the Ivory Coast to Italy, around eight years ago, as a child.
Diallo was on the bench for Manchester United during their 1-0 win over West Ham in the FA Cup, but is yet to make his debut for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
According to a Mail Online report, Italian football's governing body has dished out the fine after the highly-touted winger and his brother Hamed, who plays for Serie A side Sassuolo, accepted a plea bargain to avoid a ban from football.
A statement the FIGC said that "false certifications" allowed the players to "reunite in Italy with fictitious parents" when they first came to Europe. It should be stressed that Diallo was around 10 years old at that time, so the real responsibility lies with the adults who allegedly trafficked him.
The faked documents were apparently used so that Amad Diallo could sign for junior club Boca Barco in 2015, then move to Atalanta three years later.
It's also claimed that 'Amad Diallo Traore' was not the player's real name - and that Hamed may not even be his actual brother.
AMAD 'CRISTIANO' DIALLO :fire: #mufcpic.twitter.com/HVFoKv0HCs
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Amad Diallo dropped the name Traore on his 18th birthday and legally changed his surname to Diallo in September. He's chosen to have 'Amad' on the back of his shirt as a Manchester United player.
Despite leaving Italy at the start of 2021, the hot prospect's entry to Italy has remained under investigation as part of a probe launched by the prosecutor's office in Parma.
The investigation has been looking into allegations that a child trafficking ring made up of five adults smuggled the two boys into Italy on a family visa, several years ago. Among the adults are two who, it's alleged, falsely claimed to be their mother and father: Hamed Mamadou Traore and Marina Edwige Carine Teher.
Diallo and his brother were both questioned and gave DNA samples, according to the Mail.
They couldn't be charged because they were under 18 at the time. But that did not prevent the Italian FA from taking further action.
The FICG statement added that: "The two requested 'the application of the sanction pursuant 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 €48,000 for Amad Diallo and another €48,000 for Hamed Traore."
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