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Mendy to sue Man-City for unpaid wages

In January, Mendy was acquitted of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. Subsequently, he was cleared of raping one woman and attempting to rape another in July at a retrial. Photo: Benjamin Mendy/Facebook

Former Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy is set to take his ex-club to tribunal over allegations of millions of pounds over unauthorized wage deductions.

Mendy, the French full-back, left City at the end of his contract this summer after being cleared of rape charges.

The allegations suggest that City ceased paying Mendy in September 2021 when he was initially charged and held in custody.

Nick De Marco, a prominent UK sports lawyer, is handling Mendy’s case, which involves a multi-million pound claim, with the expectation that the tribunal will take place in 2024.

Mendy joined Ligue 1 club Lorient this season after leaving City, making three substitute appearances so far.

City signed Mendy from Monaco in a £52 million deal in 2017, and he played a key role in winning Premier League titles in 2018, 2019, and 2021.

Mendy was remanded in custody for five months before being released on bail in January 2022 and later went to trial in August 2022.

Manchester City is yet to comment on the allegation.

Writing by Hadiza Abdulrahman; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare