In July, a former Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy, filed a “multi-million-pound” claim against the club for unpaid wages. Mendy, who is now playing for Lorient in Ligue 1, accused the club of making unauthorised deductions from his wages after he was charged with rape and sexual assault in 2021. Despite being found not guilty by a jury in a retrial at Chester Crown Court earlier this year, Mendy is seeking the return of pay he is owed up until the end of his contract, which ended in June 2023.
Nick De Marco KC has confirmed that he is acting on behalf of Mendy and that a claim has been filed. 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. Manchester City did not comment when contacted by Sky Sports News.
Mendy became the Premier League’s most expensive defender when City paid £52m to Monaco for him in 2017. During his time at City, he won three titles and was part of France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018. Mendy last played for the club in August 2021 and now plays for Lorient in France’s top division.