Former City left-back Mendy was suspended by the club in August 2021 when he was charged by the police over multiple counts of rape and one alleged sexual assault. The Frenchman was cleared of six counts of rape and one of sexual assault earlier this year, and subsequently cleared over a further count of rape and one attempted rape in a retrial in July 2023.
By this time, the footballer was a free agent after his contract with City came to an end in June 2023. However, after being found not guilty of any of the charges against him Mendy is now seeking money back in unpaid wages that he did not get while he was suspended by City for a period of nearly two years.
A statement given to Sky Sports News read: “Nick De Marco KC (instructed by Laffer Abogados (Madrid) is acting for the former Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy in a multi-million-pound claim for unauthorised deductions from wages.