In July, Benjamin Mendy was found not guilty of rape and sexual assault in a retrial at Chester Crown Court, after he was accused of the offences in 2021. Despite this, Manchester City has failed to pay him any wages from September 2021 until the end of his contract in June 2023. Mendy is now seeking the return of pay that he believes he is owed.
Nick De Marco KC, who is acting on behalf of Mendy, confirmed that a claim has been filed with the Employment Tribunal for unauthorised deductions from wages. The statement from De Marco said: “Nick De Marco KC (instructed by Laffer Abogados (Madrid)) is acting for the former Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy in a multi-million-pound claim for unauthorised deductions from wages.”
Mendy was signed by Manchester City for £52m in 2017 and went on to win three titles with the club. He was also part of France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018. However, he last played for the club in August 2021 and now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1.
Manchester City did not comment when contacted by Sky Sports News regarding the claim.