The former Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy, has filed a multi-million-pound claim against the club for unpaid wages. Mendy, now 29 years old and playing for Lorient in Ligue 1, alleges that unauthorised deductions were made from his wages following his charges of rape and sexual assault in 2021.
In July, Mendy was found not guilty by a jury at Chester Crown Court after being found not guilty of sexual offences earlier in the year. Nick De Marco KC, who is representing Mendy, confirmed that a claim has been filed and stated that Manchester City failed to pay Mendy any wages from September 2021 until the end of his contract in June 2023. The claim will come before an Employment Tribunal.
Mendy became the Premier League’s most expensive defender when City paid £52m to Monaco for him in 2017. During his time at City, he won three titles and was part of France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018. Mendy last played for the club in August 2021 and is seeking to be compensated for the wages he is owed up until the end of his contract.