A multi-million-pound claim has been filed by Benjamin Mendy against Manchester City for unpaid wages. The 29-year-old former City defender, who now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1, alleges that he was charged with rape and sexual assault in 2021, leading to unauthorised deductions from his wages.
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, Manchester City failed to pay Mendy any wages from September 2021 until the end of his contract in June 2023. Mendy is seeking the return of the pay he is owed during this period.
Manchester City did not comment when contacted by Sky Sports News, but it is clear that this 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 now plays for Lorient in Ligue 1.