Nice sack youngster Lamine Diaby-Fadiga after admitting theft of teammate’s watch

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #5

French top-flight side OGC Nice have sacked 18-year-old youngster Lamine Diaby-Fadiga with immediate effect after the France under-18s international admitted stealing a watch worth a reported £62,000 from team mate Kasper Dolberg.

Denmark international Dolberg had his watch stolen from the team dressing room on 16 September, with the 21-year-old reporting the theft to the police.

Diaby-Fadiga has been with the Ligue 1 for three years, with the striker having previously played youth football at a number of lower league French sides. Dolberg joined the club in the summer from Ajax.

In a club statement released, announcing the sacking, the French club said: “Nice and Lamine Diaby-Fadiga parted ways on Tuesday. Following the theft of Dolberg’s watch from the changing room, and the subsequent admission of the player, the club decided to cancel its contract with the forward with immediate effect.

“Above and beyond all sporting and financial consideration, Nice cannot and will not accept such behaviour that betrays the confidence that unites all the club’s employees and all the members of the Rouge et Noir family.”

According to reports, Ligue 2 side Paris FC are interested in signing Diaby-Fadiga on a free.

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