Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has filed a claim for unpaid wages at the Employment Tribunal, accusing the football club of failing to pay him any wages from September 2021 until the end of his contract in June 2023. The claim is worth a “multi-million-pound” sum and has been officially filed. Mendy, who now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1, was represented by Nick De Marco KC during the filing process.
The former City defender was charged with rape and sexual assault in 2021, despite being found not guilty on all counts earlier this year. Mendy had been owed wages until his contract expired in June 2023, but he was never paid them due to the charges against him. The claim alleges that Manchester City failed to pay Mendy any wages during this time.
Mendy was one of City’s most expensive defenders when he was signed from Monaco in 2017 for £52m. During his time with City, he won three league titles and was part of the French squad that won the World Cup in 2018. However, he last played for City in August 2021 and has since moved to play for Lorient.
Manchester City has not responded to requests for comment on the claim yet.