Benjamin Mendy, 29, has denounced Manchester City for non-payment of his salary, after he was accused of raping a woman in 2020 and sexually assaulting another two years earlier. In the end, this year, he was found not guilty of the facts.
The English club suspended the player immediately in August 2021, but according to Sky Sports, the French player has denounced the citizens for “non-payment of salaries” after his £100,000 weekly salary was suspended when he was accused of rape. and sexual assault.
Mendy became the most expensive defender in the world when City signed him for 52 million pounds (59 million euros). The player, who last represented City in August 2021, has since been trying to get the English club to pay him his corresponding salary until the end of his contract, which expired last June.
"Manchester City has not paid him any salary since September 2021, after Mendy was accused of several offenses of which he was cleared," said the law firm that will represent the Frenchman.
Among the trophies that Benjamin Mendy has achieved throughout his career, 4 Premier Leagues and 4 English Cups with Manchester City and 1 World Cup with the French team in 2018 stand out.
After being declared not guilty, the former most expensive defender in the world has tried to rebuild his life. He now plays in France, with Lorient in Ligue 1, although he has only played 78 minutes, due to some muscle problems that he has had since the beginning of the season that have prevented him from continuing the team's dynamics.