Former Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has taken legal action against his former club, filing a significant claim for nearly two years of unpaid wages following his contractual departure from the Premier League champions in June.
Mendy’s lawyer, Nick De Marco, affirmed his representation of the player in a substantial claim against the club for financial recompense. De Marco emphasized that Manchester City had ceased paying Mendy from September 2021 until the conclusion of his contract in June 2023, a period coinciding with Mendy’s legal proceedings.
The legal pursuit stems from Mendy’s exoneration in July from charges of rape and attempted rape after a British court acquitted him earlier in the year, dismissing multiple allegations against the French international. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet.
In an emailed statement to Reuters, Mendy’s lawyer outlined the basis of the legal claim, indicating a substantial sum being sought by the player for the unpaid wages during the aforementioned period.
However, Manchester City declined to provide a comment to Reuters when approached about the ongoing situation between the club and Mendy.
Mendy, who presently plies his trade at Ligue 1 side Lorient, initially joined Manchester City from AS Monaco in 2017 in a transfer deal that amounted to approximately 52 million pounds ($64.80 million).
The legal action marks the latest development in the ongoing aftermath of Mendy’s legal challenges and subsequent acquittal, reflecting his pursuit to address the alleged financial discrepancy concerning his time at Manchester City. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports.