December 7, 2023 4:57 am

A multi-million-pound claim has been filed by former Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy against the club for unpaid wages. Mendy, 29, alleges that he was subjected to unauthorised deductions from his wages following charges of rape and sexual assault in 2021. In July, Mendy was found not guilty by a jury in a retrial at Chester Crown Court after being found not guilty of sexual offences earlier in the year.

Nick De Marco KC is acting on behalf of Mendy, who now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1. According to De Marco’s statement, 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. He won three titles with City and was part of France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018. Mendy last played for the club in August 2021 and is seeking the return of pay he is owed up until the end of his contract.

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