L’Équipe report that 18-year-old OGC Nice forward Lamine Diaby is suspected of having stolen Danish forward Kasper Dolberg’s €70,000 watch, which disappeared last Monday for the club’s dressing room.
In an incident that appears to becoming more embarrassing with every passing story for the club, Diaby now risks up to being fired from his current contract.
The 18-year-old forward has played for France at U16, U17 & U18 levels and is now the subject of a disciplinary procedure. He has been ordered to appear at a hearing which could result in a sanction that could be as severe as being sacked.
Born in Grasse, around 30 kilometres from Nice, the youngster has been with Les Aiglons since the age of 13. He had not made an appearance for OGCN this season, but has made 6 appearances in Ligue 1 in his short career to date.
He suffered a right ankle tear in April and underwent an operation – he was back in training at the beginning of September.
Should Les Aiglons determine that Diaby is guilty, they have a difficult decision to make – alongside Ignatius Ganago, he is perhaps the most promising striker to come out of the academy in the last 10 years.