Benjamin Mendy suing Man City in ‘multi-million-pound’ declare over unpaid wages

Benjamin Mendy is taking former membership Manchester City to court docket after launching a “multi-million-pound” declare over unpaid wages.

Mendy, 29, left City on the finish of his contract this summer time. He was discovered not responsible of six counts of rape and one depend of sexual assault in January. In July, after a retrial, Mendy was additionally acquitted of 1 cost of rape and one cost of tried rape.

The former France defender cited “unauthorised deductions from wages” and alleges City stopped paying him after he was initially charged and held in custody in September 2021.

An announcement from Nick De Marco KC, who’s appearing on behalf of Mendy, learn: ”Manchester City FC didn’t pay Mr Mendy any wages in any respect from September 2021, following Mr Mendy being charged with varied offences all of which he was subsequently acquitted of, till the top of his contract in June 2023. The declare will come earlier than an Employment Tribunal.”

Manchester City did not comment when approached by The Independent.

In August, the High Court heard Mendy was selling his house in a bid to avoid bankruptcy.

HM Revenue and Customs is seeking a bankruptcy order against the French left-back over a tax debt of nearly £800,000, a specialist judge was told.

Mendy, who joined City from French club AS Monaco in 2017 in a £52m deal, signed for a new club, FC Lorient, days after he was cleared of rape expenses in July. He has since made three substitute appearances for the Ligue 1 facet.

Mendy received three Premier League titles with City and made his final look for the membership in August 2021.

Includes reporting from PA