Benjamin Mendy to take former club Manchester City to employment tribunal

Benjamin Mendy played his last match for Manchester City in a 1-0 defeat at Tottenham in August 2021.

Benjamin Mendy is suing former club Manchester City in an employment tribunal over millions of pounds he claims are owed to him in unauthorized salary deductions.

French full-back Mendy, 29, left City at the end of his contract this summer.

He was cleared of a series of rape and attempted rape charges against him.

It is alleged that the city stopped paying Mendy in September 2021 after he was initially charged and taken into custody.

In a statement, it was confirmed that UK sports lawyer Nick De Marco was handling Mendy’s case, which amounts to a “multi-million pound claim” and that the matter should be heard in 2024.

Mendy joined Ligue 1 club Lorient at the start of this season and he has so far made three appearances as a substitute for the French side.

He joined City from Monaco in a £52 million deal in 2017 and won Premier League titles in 2018, 2019 and 2021.

His last appearance for the club was in the Premier League on 15 August 2021.

Mendy was remanded in custody for five months before released on bail in January 2022, then was tried for the first time in August 2022.

In January, he was cleared of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

He was later exonerated raping one woman and attempting to rape another in July during a retrial.

City made no comment when approached by BBC Sport.

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