French club Nice have sacked Lamine Diaby-Fadiga after the teenager admitted stealing a watch from team-mate Kasper Dolberg that was worth an estimated £62,000.
Denmark forward Dolberg, 21, reported the incident to the police after having his watch stolen from the dressing room on 16 September and it was later found that striker Diaby-Fadiga, 18, was the guilty party.
The Ligue 1 outfit have now decided to terminate the teenager’s contract as a result of his admission of theft.
“Nice and Lamine Diaby-Fadiga parted ways on Tuesday,” said a club statement.
“Following the theft of Kasper 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 [Red and Black] family.”
Dolberg joined Nice from Ajax in the summer, while Diaby-Fadiga had been with the club for three years.