NABY keita has been fined £220,000 (AU$403,000) by a Leipzig court for using a fake driving licence, according to reports.
The soon-to-be Liverpool star, 23, was charged £4,400(AU$8074) per day for 50 days for the use of false documentation forged in his native Guinea.
RB Leipzig midfielder Keita was originally fined £400,000(AU$734,000) for the offences in February, but had the amount lowered after his lawyer appealed.
Keita was accused of producing the fake documents in Guinea in December 2016 and again six weeks later.
The state criminal office in Saxony called the licences “total counterfeits”.
The Guinean box-to-box midfielder will link up with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool this summer in a deal that could total £66million – should Leipzig make the Champions League.
Klopp is a long-time admirer of the powerful central midfielder and agreed the deal last summer.
According to Bild, should Leipzig only make it to the Europa League, Liverpool will owe just £62m – compared to £57m if they miss out on Europe altogether.
Things are looking good for the Reds on that front too, as Leipzig currently sit sixth in the Bundesliga table on 43 from their 27 games.
However, they sit just two points behind fourth-placed Eintract Frankfurt and one adrift of Bayer Leverkusen in fifth.