Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has filed a multi-million-pound claim against the football club at the Employment Tribunal for allegedly not paying his wages. Mendy, who now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1, had been owed wages until the end of his contract in June 2023.
The claim is for unauthorised deductions from wages after Mendy was charged with rape and sexual assault in 2021, despite being found not guilty on all counts earlier this year. Mendy’s lawyer, Nick De Marco KC, has officially filed the claim on behalf of the footballer.
Mendy was City’s most expensive defender 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, Mendy last played for City in August 2021 and has since moved to play for Lorient. The football club has not responded to requests for comment on the claim.