November 21, (THEWILL) – Former Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy, has launched a multi-million pound claim against the club for unpaid wages, as confirmed by his lawyer, Nick De Marco KC.
Mendy was suspended by Manchester City in August 2021 after being charged with rape and sexual assault. He denied all allegations and was eventually found not guilty on all counts in January and June 2023.
However, Manchester City had stopped paying the 29-year-old his £100,000-a-week wages back in September 2021 after he was initially charged. This continued until his contract expired in June 2023, despite his acquittals.
De Marco, who is representing Mendy, stated that City failed to pay the player any wages for over 18 months. He confirmed a claim against the club for loss of earnings has now been launched, which will go before an Employment Tribunal.
Mendy was previously the Premier League’s most expensive defender when he joined City from Monaco for £52 million in 2017. He now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1 after joining on a free transfer, having been released by City once cleared of all charges.